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Google Pixel 4a 4G 6gB 128 GB

Google Pixel 4a 4G 6gB 128 GB

Original price was: 699 AED.Current price is: 569 AED. Includes VAT

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Google Pixel 4a 4G
Unlocked Android Smartphone – 128 GB of Storage – Up to 24 Hour Battery – Just Black

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Meet Pixel 4a.

It comes packed with the things you want most in a phone, for a lot less than you’d expect. And it’s unlocked – so you can pick the carrier and data plan that work best for you.

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Snap, then share.

  1. Share photos right from the viewfinder of your Pixel camera to Google and popular third-party apps.

Pixel 4a. Full of helpful.

Top-notch photos. Taken up a notch.

  1. HDR+ makes your photos look better by automatically adjusting for color and lighting.

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Capture the cosmos.

  1. You can even take photos of the Milky Way. All it takes is one tap in Night Sight mode.[8]

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Focus on your favorites with Portrait Mode.

  1. Capture beautiful portraits where the background fades into an artful blur for a DSLR-quality look.

1 HDR+ 2 Night Sight 3 Portrait Mode 4 Snap, then share

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Rest assured.

  1. It’s protected by the Titan M security chip and receives guaranteed updates for at least 3 years.[2]

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A battery that lasts up to 24 hours.[1]

  1. The Adaptive Battery learns your favorite apps and reduces power to the ones you rarely use.

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End the robocalls.

  1. Call Screen helps you proactively screen unknown callers before your phone ever rings.[4]

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An audio recorder with the best of Google.

  1. The Pixel Recorder app automatically transcribes speech and categorizes different types of audio.[9]

Product information

Product Dimensions 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches

Item Weight 5 ounces

ASIN B08CFSZLQ4

Item model number G025J

Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No

OS Android

RAM 6 GB

Wireless communication technologies Cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC

Connectivity technologies Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

GPS True

Special features Custom Titan M Security Chip, Call Screen with Google Assistant, Night Sight

Display technology OLED

Other display features Wireless

Human Interface Input Touchscreen

Other camera features Front, Rear, Video

Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Form Factor Smartphone

Color Just Black

Battery Power Rating 3140

Whats in the box 18W USB-C power adapter 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0) Quick Start Guide Quick Switch Adapter SIM tool

Manufacturer Google

Date First Available August 3, 2020

Memory Storage Capacity 128 GB

Standing screen display size 5.8 Inches

Ram Memory Installed Size 6 GB

Battery Capacity 3140 Milliamp Hours

Weight 143 Grams

Charging Time 2 Hours

Brand Google

Operating System Android

Ram Memory Installed Size 6 GB

Memory Storage Capacity 128 GB

Screen Size 5.8 Inches

Model Name Pixel 4a

Wireless Carrier Unlocked

Cellular Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE, HSDPA

Connectivity Technology Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

Color Just Black

About this item New unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; works with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Google Fi, and other major carriers.Form_factor : Smartphone Capture great photos using your cell phone on the 12 MP dual pixel rear camera with features like Live HDRplus Night Sight, and Portrait Mode; share photos directly from the viewfinder of your Pixel camera to Google and popular third party apps The Adaptive Battery lasts up to 24 hours

[1] as it learns your favorite apps and reduces power to the ones you rarely use HDRplus makes your photos look better by automatically adjusting for color and lighting; Night Sight lets you capture rich detail and color even in the dark; Portrait Mode helps you take beautiful portraits with a DSLR quality look The custom made Titan M security chip helps secure the operating system and protect sensitive data like passwords; automatically receive the latest OS and security updates on your cell phone for at least 3 years.

[2] With Google’s Personal Safety app if your mobile phone senses that you’ve been in a car accident, car crash detection can help reach 911 for you.

[3] Beautiful bezel-less design with an 5.8 inch Full HDplus OLED display that goes from edge to edge so you can immerse yourself in your videos and apps With Call Screen Google Assistant helps you automatically filter out robocalls on your cell phone before it ever rings.

[4] Please refer to the product description section below for all applicable legal disclaimers denoted by the bracketed numbers in the preceding bullet points (e.g., [1], [2], etc.) Google Pixel 4a Phone (Just Black) packaged with a Google Seal for Online Marketplace Show more

Google Pixel 4a Phone (Just Black) packaged with a Google Seal for Online Marketplace Meet Pixel 4a the helpful Google phone at a helpful price. It comes packed with the things you want most in a phone, like a camera that takes great low-light photos, a battery that lasts up to 24 hours,[1] and the new Google Assistant. And it’s an unlocked smartphone, so you can choose the data plan and carrier that work for you. [1] Approximate battery life based on a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features, with always on display off. An active display and other usage factors will decrease battery life. Pixel 4a battery testing conducted in Mountain View, California in early 2020 on pre-production hardware and software. Actual results may vary. [2] Android version updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US. [3] Personal Safety app features are dependent upon network connectivity and other factors and may not be reliable for emergency communications or available in all areas. For more information, see g.co/pixel/personalsafety. Car crash detection is not available in all languages or countries and may not detect all accidents. High-impact activities may trigger calls to emergency services. [4] US only. English only. Call Screen may not detect all robocalls.

 

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Product Dimensions

5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches

Item Weight

5 ounces

ASIN

B08CFSZLQ4

Item model number

G025J

Batteries

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

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4.5 4.5 out of 5 stars

10,389 ratings

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

OS

Android

RAM

6 GB

Wireless communication technologies

Cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC

Connectivity technologies

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

GPS

True

Special features

Custom Titan M Security Chip, Call Screen with Google Assistant, Night Sight

Display technology

OLED

Other display features

Wireless

Human Interface Input

Touchscreen

Other camera features

Front, Rear, Video

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

Form Factor

Smartphone

Color

Just Black

Battery Power Rating

3140

Whats in the box

18W USB-C power adapter 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0) Quick Start Guide Quick Switch Adapter SIM tool

Manufacturer

Google

Date First Available

August 3, 2020

Memory Storage Capacity

128 GB

Standing screen display size

5.8 Inches

Ram Memory Installed Size

6 GB

Battery Capacity

3140 Milliamp Hours

Weight

143 Grams

Charging Time

2 Hours

Brand

Google

Operating System

Android

Screen Size

5.8 Inches

Model Name

Pixel 4a

Wireless Carrier

Unlocked

Cellular Technology

GSM, HSPA, LTE, HSDPA

Connectivity Technology

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC

60 reviews for Google Pixel 4a 4G 6gB 128 GB

  1. Lee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is ROCK AWESOME! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐² I LOVE my 4a ❤️

    I procure and customize Android devices, specifically Google, as a little side source of income for myself. Needless to say I am surrounded by a ton of phones and about 95% of them I do not like.I gravitate toward pure Google phones because one can tweak them and make them function and operate and perform to the specific individuals needs.I have had every Google phone from the original Pixel right through the 5. This review is about the 4a so I won’t elaborate on why I dislike models past the 5. I will only say that they’re just too darn BIG.I found this phone on Amazon being sold as “used, like new” from Amazon stock and I already knew that if it’s coming directly from Amazon stock that it’s not going to be some discarded vendor phone with a attachment of a service provider or bloatware, etc. (because Amazon is careful the screen what they sell from their own stock because they stand behind it 100% 😁).Even though I have a whole bunch of phones from which to choose, I use a Pixel 4a5g as my primary phone but it started to feel a little bit too large for me and holding it just hurt my hand for lack of better description. I don’t like large phones. I always keep two primary phones and my secondary phone, that I had for almost 6 years, finally gave up so I was in the market to replace it.I wanted something smaller than the 4a5g, which I do continue to use. Google’s phones just keep getting bigger so I sought out what might still be available with Android updates, has a decent battery life, and is small and appealing and I found the 4a. I ADORE IT!I could probably write a book about all the reasons that you should buy this phone but it would take a zillion years to do so and certainly blow up Amazon’s servers SO I will synopsize.✓ It is a nice, pleasant to hold size and is very suitable and comfortable to hold for extended periods of time while texting or viewing websites or videos;✓ right out of the box you will be able to update to Android 13 and receive updates, I believe for the next 3 years;✓ it does not come with a bunch of bloatware which people usually try to get rid of by rooting their phones and therefore destroying warranty and usually screwing up their phones. Right out of the box you can customize it to perform to your personal satisfaction;✓ battery life is absolutely fantastic! On paper the battery doesn’t look like it would be so great but, au contraire, I’ve been texting and looking at YouTube videos and shopping online since 8:30 this morning (it’s 3:19 right now so that’s almost 8 hours) and my battery is still at 86% 😮! EXCELLENT!;✓ it does not come with wireless charging built in but you can purchase a wireless adapter (get “short” if you don’t want the finger print unlock covered up) for about $15 and the charging world is beautiful;✓ unlike most of the newer phones, this one came with the charger, c cord, as well as the adapter so you can zap the contents of your existing phone right smack over to your new 4a before you get done deciding on what to make for dinner;✓ phone is very responsive and does not start lagging even with multiple websites, facebook, and Amazon shopping open and active;✓ screen resolution is exceptional and does NOT force dark mode as many of the current models do;✓ easily accessible full developer mode allows you to tweak the settings so that the phone performs and looks the way YOU want it to;✓ has fingerprint unlock as well as custom bezel configuration;✓ cutout can be easily hidden for those that find it annoying as I do (on other brands of phones you’re stuck with the thing 😡);✓ camera quality is absolutely excellent for both stills and videos as well as wide and landscape modes. For those desiring a camera camera camera type of mode, I usually install “open camera” for my clients. It allows you to tweak the heck out of everything and make the phone perform as a camera… There is absolutely no need to spend ridiculous amounts of money to get one of those phones that boasts about their camera… just install that app and I can’t imagine anything else you could possibly need;I quite literally could go on for pages about what I love about this phone but it would take forever. I cannot find any flaws about it at all. I’m absolutely thrilled to have a phone that is a comfortable size and performs as I want it to.The only drawback that might even be something to be thought of is if you keep your phone for 10 or 12 years is that you are capped at 4G. BUT if you live in the United States that shouldn’t be an issue at all for the next decade. I told you that my phone of 7 years finally died. It was working beautifully at 3G. It just got worn out. I do know a bit about customizing and programming phones and that might be why my lasted so long but with a little bit of care yours should be able to last just as long and don’t be scared off by the 4G. It will last WELL into the future.I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase! If you are in the market for an unlocked fully customizable phone, and you want one that isn’t as big as a freaking cereal box sitting in front of you, this is the way to go!

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  2. dj

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally there’s a phone for grownups!

    [May 7, 2021 thoughts on Pixel 4a, ordered November 8, 2020 and used daily ever since]PROS:Form factor and weight-This is the best marriage I have found. Fantastic screen real estate, sensible (ideal?) resolution, and just terrific dimensions for me. This thing is light weight for its size, and I love that more than I can possibly express. Hand fatigue has been all but completely eliminated. Give me plastics, baby! I have no desire for metals that don’t add to functionality (and apparently, from something I saw on YouTube, this phone is insanely rugged, even with a plastic shell). Glass is always heavier and less durable than other materials choices, and it’s just altogether not well suited for the backside of a mobile handset, IMO. I think Apple charges $550 to replace the back glass on most modern iPhones. This Pixel 4a is the total package and stickers for $200 less than the price of Apple’s back glass repair.Price:Performance-While I can’t compare this phone to another of its kind with a higher performing Qualcomm, I am never wanting for speed. This phone has been wonderfully fluid and performant for my day-to-day needs. The lean Android experience on the Pixel line really lets its mid-range Qualcomm shine. I most recently carried both an iPhone 7 Plus and 2020 SE, and both proved plenty fast for anything I do; this 4a is no exception.Background app refreshes seem to be on par with what I had using 3GB iPhones. No real surprises. My day-to-day habits seem mostly unaffected by any background app refreshes I’ve noticed. I think the 6GB of memory strikes a good balance for the 4a.I don’t game. Well, I play some chess now and again, including occasional analysis using very demanding engines (Stockfish, etc), but in general I can’t comment on gaming performance.Battery-Battery life and charging time have been lovely. I seldom charge to 100-percent, instead I prefer to just give little 5- to 15-minute charges periodically during the day, while keeping the battery in the 30- to 70-percent range where possible. This thing charges way, way faster than my older 7 Plus and 2020 SE iPhones and overall battery life is likely comparable or better from what I can gather (very unscientifically). I leave it to the readers to determine how important battery life is and do some research of their own.Camera-It’s so good it doesn’t even make sense. Shooting stills, the 4a smashes my old iPhone 7 Plus my a wide margin and the 2020 SE couldn’t hold a candle either. I think that’s being objective. I’ve had quite a bit of low-level, professional photography training at University level and time behind the lens of DSLRs, and I’m quite astonishing that I can get such quality images from the 4a. The software image processing is pure magic.I have kids, and they’re the important subjects for me. I’d guessed the 4a might struggle with motion, particularly in lower light, which would have been a deal-breaker for me, but this thing takes “keepers” practically every single time. Glorious. Most already know how well Pixel phones shoot non-moving subjects, so I won’t carry on about that. It’s an exciting camera experience. Concerning video, the 1080p 30- and 60-frame shooting has not disappointed either, and the image stabilization is truly excellent. I don’t mess with 4k on phones (yet), so no comment there. I don’t take selfies, so I won’t comment on the front-facing camera either.Android-The gesture navigation is fantastic, particularly the ability to go back by swiping in from either the left- or right-hand side of the display. Massively convenient and easy on the hands.Updates/security patches are crucial for me, and with a Pixel, scorching fast updates are what you get, and support duration bests most Android-based OEMs.Fingerprint recognition-Works as well and as fast as any I’ve experienced. Thought the rear placement would bug me. It absolutely does not. Rear placement is probably my preference now. Well executed. I like.CONS:Audio volume/intensity-The 4a just doesn’t get as loud as some other modern handsets. It’s tricky to listen to a podcast or whatever when I’m doing dishes, for example. That said, the audio quality is perfectly satisfactory, to me.Google Search-There’s a Google search bar installed by default on the home screen. I leave mine there and find it useful. When tapped, you’re presented with the ability to “search apps, web, and more…” (much like the search on iOS when you pull down from the top). Google/Android learns over time, so that eventually it can quickly present you with what you’re most likely to want. Works great, more often than not. But the problem for me is that it’s inconsistent with regards to displaying apps. It must be that about 20-percent of the time it doesn’t display apps, so I’m forced to swipe up from the bottom of the display to close the interface, then tap the Google search bar again before it populates apps in the query. I can’t figure out what causes this for the life of me, and I’ve owned an IT MSP for years, so this ain’t my first rodeo with tech devices! Frustrating, but muscle memory makes this only a half-second affair to correct.Dependability-I’ve long used the same MVNO for cell service, which I mention only because there exists a small possibility that it’s of importance here: I’ve found a few occasions where I can’t place phone calls. To fix, for some reason, a reboot was required. I haven’t had any issues in the past few months, but it’s probably because I’ve changed habits; now, whenever there’s an update to something low-level from Android (not just a basic app update), I reboot the phone. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?? Anyway, I’d have a “need” to reboot an iPhone maybe once every six months, outside of forced reboots from doing an iOS update. To have had to monthly (or maybe even more frequently) reboot this 4a in order to connect phone calls (with no warning as to any trouble, unless I attempted to place a call and “connect the dots”) is unfortunate. I don’t like to have to think about mitigating critically buggy behavior by rebooting my phone from time to time.OLED-I’m sensitive to flicker, so I basically hate OLED. My daily driver laptop is a ThinkPad T480s LARGELY because its 1080p IPS is flicker-free (no PWM). This 4a gives me viewing fatigue after a relatively short while. On the 4a, unless you’re at max brightness (exactly 100-percent), you can expect flicker in the ~122 to 255Hz range. That’s too low for me. I would prefer an LCD, like the ones I had in my iPhone 7 Plus or 2020 SE. I could view those endlessly without fatigue- read books on them, you name it. But the industry does trend, and trend it does for the contrast ratio specs and inky blacks the kids rave about these days {rolls eyes}.Overall:This is probably the finest overall set of compromises I’ve ever found in a cell phone, and I’ve owned many of them since 1994. I’m highly satisfied with this handset, and I think very little could realistically be done today to improve upon the formula that is the Pixel 4a. Google has made a proper phone for adults.9/10 DO recommend!

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  3. Anthony EilersAnthony Eilers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best value phone under $500 (at least in North America).

    I had the Pixel 4a for a month in late 2020, and I generally liked the phone. The most important part that makes this phone great is the price, $350. It’s not going to get you any top-tier iPhone 12 Pro Max or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it gives you everything the general user would possibly need – a decently fast Snapdragon 730G SOC, 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage. That’s something that not even the $830 base configuration of iPhone 12 gets you.Of course, being $350 there are a few things that it misses out on compared to higher-tier phones. One of those things would be the plastic unibody build over something like a metal and glass sandwich. On a phone of this price point it’s fine, though I did have a bit of plastic creaking near the SIM slot. It was just an annoyance at worst, because the rest of the plastic build felt fine.Wireless charging is also not present, this may disappoint some that used it but it didn’t bother me cause I never used wireless charging on my iPhone 8.There’s no water resistance either, which did raise my eyebrows a bit before I bought the phone but I don’t submerge my phone in water or take it to very dusty places.One thing this does have that the $700 Pixel 5 doesn’t have is a headphone jack. So if you still use anything with a 3.5mm plug, this phone has you covered with no need for adapters! The speakers are also quite good, with one speaker on the bottom next to the USB-C port and one built into the earpiece.As for the software, it’s got three years of updates which is better than many Android manufactures, but it still won’t top Apple’s software support. I did notice a few software bugs when I used it, mainly with YouTube Vanced’s PIP mode after a certain amount of time. Restarting fixed the issue but it was an annoyance. Hopefully that was just Android 11 and that gets fixed with a future update.Battery life is also pretty decent, better than the aging battery on my iPhone 8 since I could comfortably leave it off the charger for one night. Given that it’s a small phone by today’s standards it’s not going to be a battery life king, but it’s better than the $400 iPhone SE.The size is something I loved about this phone, my hands are relatively small and I like my phone to be pocketable, which is something that I’m not a fan of with most new phones being over 6 inches in size. The 5.81-inch edge-to-edge screen Is of a similar size to my iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, thus I could easily use it with one hand and it fit well in my pockets. This is something I’m sure is greatly appreciated by those who also like smaller phones.The camera has been the definition of the Pixel phones since the first ones launched in 2016. This phone has an amazing single 12MP lens, mostly made great by Google’s computational photography software. Night mode was very nice to use, as in the scenarios I used it in it helped out take better photos at night. I’m no expert with cameras so I don’t know much about white balance, dynamic range, etc. I do like how this phone gives you one great camera as opposed to other manufacturers which give you like seven different pretty-much-useless camera sensors.Overall, this is the phone to buy if you’re on a budget of less than $500 and you want something that will fulfill all the general needs. I would suggest going for the Pixel 4a 5G version if you can afford a $500 phone as that has a second ultrawide camera lens, a faster Snapdragon 765G SOC, and as the name says, 5G connectivity. That phone will overall will give you a very very close experience to the Pixel 5, but if you don’t have that much to put down for a phone, and if you like the standard 4a’s smaller size, this phone is the way to go. I highly recommend it and I would personally pick this any day of the week over a similarly priced phone from a China brand like Oppo, Xiaomi, ZTE, Vivo, etc.

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  4. CowboyCowboy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Google Pixel 4a for the WIN!

    This phone was purchased after extensive research and positive first hand experience with the Pixel 3a. After several weeks of waiting for the new phone to ship after it was released, I am very pleased with the functionality of this new Pixel 4a.One of the biggest selling points for this phone is the price. I didn’t want to finance another $800 phone from Verizon so I opted for an unlocked phone that I could purchase and connect to their network. This phone was a bargain at $349, but there is nothing cheap about this phone except for the price.The Good: Besides winning on price, this phone was a breeze to set up. The SIM card easily inserted into the phone and it quickly connected to the Verizon network without issue. The set up instructions were easy to follow to get the phone up and running quickly. The Pixel 4a also transferred all data, apps, and pictures from my old Galaxy S7. It used a USB cable to connect and download everything. Even texts, voicemails, and everything else transferred over so I never felt lost. Google Chrome and Gmail are my primary browser and email so browsing history and saved passwords also transferred over. Apps needed to be logged into again and there were some forgotten password issues, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed.Once connected this phone operates smoothly and it is easy to navigate. It is a bit different than th 3a and other Android phone as there is no back button and everything is controlled through swipes. It takes some getting used to but works smoothly once you get it down. The camera is outstanding and surpasses any phone previously used. Another bonus with this phone is the battery life which ranks high on my list of important features. This battery lasts all day long even with regular use. The battery on the 3a is great and the battery on the 4a is awesome! It also charges very quickly with the provided charger and I estimate a full charge takes approximately one hour.The Bad: The bad really isn’t all that bad when taken in proper context. There is a reason this phone is half the price of other models since it’s missing some luxury features. Apparently this phone isn’t waterproof, which comes as a surprise to me since I’ve never known any phone to be waterproof and am always careful with my phones around water. Wireless charging capability is also missing from this phone so you may miss that feature if wireless charging is your thing. It really isn’t a big deal though since the battery lasts so long this phone is rarely on the charger anyway.This phone does take a USC-C cable so it isn’t compatible with the cables from older Android and Kindle devices, which use Micro USB cables. It comes with one USB-C cable but you may want to purchase another if you like extra ones around the house or in the car. Again, not a huge deal because of the battery life.Summary: This is an outstanding phone and should work well for the vast majority of users. It operates and looks far more expensive than it really is, making me realize how much the phone companies are ripping us off selling overpriced phones. It wins in value, setup, camera, operating speed and battery life. Minor points are lost for missing some of the fancier features like wireless charging and being a different charging cable than most people already have, but those don’t weigh heavily on my opinion of this Google Pixel 4a so I am giving this a strong four stars.

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  5. Stephen Arlaud

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone! Will always go with Google!

    This phone for one thing has an awesome camera which I use for everything. I was getting so used to not getting clear sharp or correctly exposed photos with the Moto I had before. I struggled to get a clear closeup or sometimes even distant photos with the Moto. With this phone I am amazed, I get nicely exposed and clear pictures in all light levels. I use my phone to document items and even documents using the photo scan app and it works perfectly. I couldn’t have done that with Moto it just wouldn’t happen the camera and app on Motorola is horrible and I got no help from Motorola at all it’s a defect numerous people have. With this camera I have none of that the pics are just crystal clear and I don’t have to stand on my head and pray just for a good pic. Thanks Google. I like google everything it just works! Thank you! I can get perfect pictures for my reviews on Google maps and Amazon etc. I couldn’t do that before! The camera is important to me because I don’t carry my big digital camera anymore it’s just to much hassle. I want a nice clear picture taking camera that’s easy to use and quick! I use the camera more than phone calls and text so I really love this phone! I find that the camera functions can do very extensive things and for once they are easy to use which I didn’t have before. Google please keep it up make a camera that is good and easy to use and just works! I haven’t commented on the actual phone functions as I just live for the camera! I use it to document my old pictures and convert them to digital and store them on Google Photos, love it. I’ve done the old way trying to store on a desktop computer on hard drives, discs and flash drives and a scanner. Not anymore I had to re digitize my old paper pictures to google and I can access them effortlessly using Google Photos. I’m sold, I use Google for everything now. I’m 65 and this digital apps, camera phone and Google pics is just so much easier to do. The camera itself works excellent and menus are so much better and easier to use. I will probably be back to revisit this review as I discover more things about the Pixel 4a. Thanks again for a good phone at a reasonable cost.

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  6. Michael Misho

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    All you need in a phone with an amazing camera

    The phone itself is absolutely amazing, performance is great, even though some reviewers are saying that it is falling behind some other competitors, I haven’t really noticed any hiccups or lags while using the phone and apps almost always stay open in the background unless I open like 20 of them.I don’t really play games on my phone but I think it will handle most games with ease unless u want to play on max settings.Screen is really really good, I came from a samsung so I know what a good amoled screen feels like and this one is great, even at this resolution the image and the color accuracy is really sharp, could have been a little brighter though, but haven’t really bothered me its good enough even in the sunlight.Camera is absolutely amazing, especially at this price point, its flagship class. Night mode is absolutely amazing. Takes amazing pictures, sharp and color accurate. Video recording is great as well. The only downside can be considered the fact that sometimes when you take a pictures it takes like 2-3 second to process it, but other than that it is really really good, like one of the best.Many people say that the holepunch camera cutout is annoying, but it is in a such a spot that it disappears in use, even during watching videos and movies. I almost never notice it while watching content or browsing, unless I absolutely have to see an info that is written on that corner.Battery, the probably the only downside of this phone, you might be like why? well because it is inconsistent, it can last you with the same exact use on most days for like 6 and even 7 hours! but on others it might last 3 or 4, I don’t understand why is the battery like this, from what I have researched in background it runs some kind of android system process that bottlenecks it from time to time. But overall I would rate it 4 stars, would have been 5 if it was not like this.Fingerprint scanned is, well really really fast, almost instant, but like other fingerprint scanners, if your fingers are wet it wont recognize them, but its like this on like 90% of others phones which I have used with this feature so It doesn’t really bother me.Build quality is good, I don’t mind the plastic back because it feels really good in your hand, its smooth and not slippery, it is really nice to hold it in hand, but as most other users I have a case on it.Other google features really make this phone a good experience, for example the music recognition and others.Overall this phone is a solid 4.7 out of 5, as I said the battery can be a mix bag but other than that it is great. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants a good phone, which has some good features, amazing camera, good battery life on most days, nice screen, good performance and solid, nice feel in the hand. Especially at 350$ dollars it is a steal.

  7. yeen yeen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Affordable, nondescript, and capable.

    Been a fan of this line of phones since I tried Google’s first Pixel. Everything I liked about that phone is also what I like about this one, as they pretty much left all the key elements the same. They did fit in a better chipset, and a nicer screen, as well as use more plastic. I don’t mind the plastic, as it doesn’t shatter when my butterfingers fling the thing across my room on accident.While I do find Google’s mere existence (as it is, being an all-powerful monopoly with worryingly increasing influence in our lives… which I say on an Amazon review. Ha.), I can say that their software, and phone hardware, is fantastic.It does eveything quickly, with no hang; although, if you try hard enough you can slow it for a moment. Software is clean and it facilitates its own use more than it hinders it. No flashiness, all subtle polish over the original design. Very nice.A very hardy battery.No flashy outer design, very few visible markings.The BEST part is how clicky the volume and power switches are. It’s an actual pleasure to use, everytime.The camera is adequate. Pretty disappointing, actually. I loved the first Pixel for its image quality, and this one is identical. Literally. They did improve the computational processing, but… eh, four years later and I really expected better. The sensor is quite dated. BUT, it does its job, and slightly better than the first iteration, so, I am not too deposed over it.Overall, love this thing. Although, it IS a budget phone. Do consider that. However, if you are looking for an exemplary version of a hudget phone, with good software (brought to you by our Google overlords), then this is a great option.

  8. Lindsay

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy camper with my new phone

    So I have had zero issues with the fingerprint reader. It is actually been really good for letting me in and nobody else in. I even put a case on mine and I can still reach the finger reader so I actually think it’s really great it’s much easier for me to get into my phone compared to my old one. What I like about this phone too is that it is thinner. I used to have the Moto x charge and that was definitely much wider and I didn’t realize how much more uncomfortable it is. Now when I pick that one up to try and compare to this one it’s such a beast in such a tank. Whereas this new phone it’s thinner and slimmer and can actually like fit in my palm so it’s in my hand and then it can sit nicely on my finger like if I’m holding it like cut. Which is very nice and I can reach everything on it with my thumb. The fact that the screen is the entire phone face is still giving me the exact same size as my old phone just I no longer have a big phone because it didn’t take up the whole screen it had sides on it before so I really like that this one is the whole screen and that it’s slimmer. I have a nice case on it and I have a screen protector on the front and I’m still able to use everything the same and everything is functioning fine. My only thing is yes the battery does last all day, my old phone my battery could last a couple days but it was an ex-charge and the battery was supposed to do that. But the bonus about this phone here is it does tell me if I keep continuing using it at the rate that I am it tells me about when my phone will die the estimated die time for the battery. So that’s easy for me to be like oh okay well I’m going to be going and doing this so maybe I should charge it now. But I typically only charge it at night when I’m going to sleep. it does have a spam detection for calls which I didn’t realize was a thing and I’ve had a couple phone calls like pop up but never ring and then they go away and I am notified that they were spam and then I have verified and they actually are indeed spam. So that has been really nice. I also like that I can give names to my group chats. Everything seems to be running very smoothly and fast at least faster than what I’m used to. it did take a little getting used to for me to do the back button cuz there was no back button I couldn’t figure it out but if you just hold off to the side a little bit it is actually much easier to go back and forth between things I’ve found. my screen now has five icons across compared to my old one that had only four icons across so for me that’s fine because I can see them fine I haven’t looked to see if I can change that. So if you are maybe hard on seeing that might not be a benefit but otherwise for me since I don’t have that problem this is great I really also like that I can just click on the time and date on the phone and it pulls up my calendar or the weather I don’t have to go search for a different app I just click on it on my phone and it just takes me to that app.my other favorite thing is that it is still an Android phone I absolutely love the Android app I even have my tablets in Android because I’m just so used to Android and I prefer Android over the counterpart. Like I really dislike Apple and Apple I think is so much more expensive.another fun thing is the night mode I set a bedtime for me and when it’s my bedtime if I’m staying up it goes into a black and white scale mode so everything is in black and white so then I go all right fine yep it’s bedtime. I also like the do not disturb because I can have things blocked for when I’m sleeping so my phone isn’t ringing or anything and I don’t have to remember to put it on silent it was automatically does that. Unless of course it’s emergency it is set to if somebody calls back within a 10-15 minute window that it will ring because it’s a priority call and I have that turned on. I haven’t even come close to using all the storage space that I have on my phone. Whereas my old phone I was constantly having to delete things to get a new app if I wanted to and it was very hard to do, so I like the extra space I like how fast it works and I like the thinness of it actually. As for phone calls and stuff I don’t have an issue with the speaker or the earpiece very simple to use and my camera is still working nicely I I still get really nice pictures.this one does say that it’s for all carriers and I have Xfinity mobile, and when I got the phone I checked the number against their oh is your phone compatible on the website and it wasn’t. I was very frustrated I even set up to start a new return with this but then, I was on with the people on chat and I was trying to figure it out and I even said I was going to try and go somewhere else. But here’s the thing even though that they wouldn’t help me and they kind of have some sucky customer service. I have a very cheap bill with them I just have to have my cable with them to get them and then each month it’s just I think it’s like $12 per gigabyte of data that you use and since I don’t use data I don’t have a bill each month because my phone is paid off I have nothing else going on there so I have a really great deal with them so I want to keep with them so. So before I decided to actually ship it back I pulled my chip card out of my old phone and slid it into this one here and eureka! My phone actually works really well I didn’t have to change anything with my carrier all I had to do was change my SIM card and the phone is compatible even if they tell you it’s not compatible So I would say give that a try if you do have Xfinity, and then if it works great if not I’m sorry you’ll have to look for something else considering the stage shouldn’t work but mine works and I’ve been doing it for two months now and haven’t had any disruptions with my service everything has been great and I haven’t had to change my billing at all so I have really enjoyed having this phone.I hope my review has been helpful. If it has been helpful, please hit the helpful button.

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  9. K. Y.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stock is perfect!

    Arrived in perfect condition with original box intact. The phone is good and lightweight, great for holding in a single hand. Love the pale color blue and easy unlocking with fingerprint at the back!

  10. Ray Williamson

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty powerful for a “low-medium” price phone.

    Sometimes the screen doesn’t respond to touch; the only thing left to do is hold down the power button and wait for a total reboot. It’s not quite bright enough at brightest to use in sunlight even when shaded by turning away from sun. Otherwise has served me very well.

  11. Kay Marie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good phone!

    I’m coming from a samsung android note 9. Loved my note 9 but turns out I’m not that good with big bulky all glass expensive phones… Who woulda thought🤔 … My whole back of my note 9 phone was shattered and the screen was cracked and I had an otterbox on it the entire time I had the thing. Long story short I bought the phone out after 2 years to switch services and when I went to switch they took my case off to switch sim cards and it was a shattered mess which I was highly disappointed about because I thought it was in good shape!. I could have gotten it fixed for around $400 or I could get a different phone. I didn’t want nothing hella expensive I’m tired of having to pay extra for phone payments and then just breaking them because obviously I’m just not good with phones! I wanted something budget friendly with a good quality camera but still similar to androids system. I’ve been team android forever now I just really don’t care for their picture quality though, I have tried iphone out as well I had the iphone x and it just wasn’t for me, however I did love the picture quality, so since I’ve tried both ios and android and have certain things I like and disliked for both of them I figured it was time to give pixels a try!Pros:This phone is cute, little, and light weight phone, but like not so little that the screens no good. The screen to phone ratio is super nice and makes the phone feel smaller with a good sized screen. Which is what I wanted I was over having huge, heavy bulky phones, I have little hands and I constantly was dropping my bigger phones…Picture quality is awesome! It def beats android and I think it might even beat iphones!Easy set up with transferring from my old phone to this one.The backs plastic! Which that was what I was looking for! People complain that “oh its so boring looking with the plain black plastic back”… I don’t get it, so youd rather have a pretty glass back that you end up covering with a bulky case… Cause that makes so much sense…I like how you can either have the navigation buttons or you can use the swipe controls. I like this so your not stuck with one or the other.battery lifes pretty good the charge seems to last me as long as my note 9 did.It def seems very durable. I do have a screen protector along with a case on this phone, not even a good case or screen protector just something cheap I grabbed. I’ve dropped the phone a few times now and no have had no issues!Volume is also pretty goodCons:My biggest pet peeves with this phone isssss I hate the way screen shots are on this phone! Okay so the power button and the volume down button is how you take screen shots, which is normal for screen shots but on this phone the volume buttons and the power button are on the same side which makes it awkward to do and then sometimes when doing it the volume bar will pop up and turn everything all the way down and the bar just stays there which is annoying….I don’t like how there’s not as much customization as androids would have, such as changing the themes and stuff which sorta disappoints me.Conclusion:All in all, the pixel 4a really is not a bad budget phone for people like me that are just to rough for these high end all glass, thousand dollar phones… I would eventually like to get one of the nicer pixels this one was mostly to try it out and see if I even like them before getting one of the more expensive ones later down the road. Nice thing about pixels even there higher end phones such as the pixel 5 arent robbing you like some of these dang androids and iphones are!If your looking for a nice budget phone you won’t go wrong getting this one. Would recommend!

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  12. Secret Agent

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Edit: I traded this phone in at about the 18th month due to the lack of 5G. I camp and T-Mobile’s 5G has incredible range and speed–something I discovered with the wife’s 4a 5G phone. But for that I would have kept the phone the full 18 months. At this point though the phone is worth less new due to only less than 18 months of remaining security updates.The last year or so has been a concern for me because I was afraid the mid-range phone I bought three years ago would break. The new offerings have not been compelling, mainly offering better cameras but not significantly stronger processing and smaller manufacturing processes (e.g. 7nm). That has changed just in the past few months and even days as there are now at least three compelling mid-range phones. I bought the Pixel 4a because it was: (1) One of the least expensive; (2) Offers one of the best OS upgrade/update policies; and (3) Is not made in China or by a Chinese firm–pick your reason not to like China right now–there are at least four. There are things I wish it had, primarily microSD and a SD 765G processor, but the 730 is plenty fast. IMHO, we’re well past the stage where most people have any real need for flagship processors (gamers excluded) I’ll upgrade my wife’s phone to 5G later, we would mainly need that for tethering, and we don’t both need it. It will probably be the 5G version of the Pixel 4a or the Samsung 51.The packaging is fairly basic, containing the phone, a 120 volt charging block, USB-C cable and a sim tool. Also, it has a very useful adaptor from the large plug USB to USB-C. That is given to help connect to your old phone, but is also useful for Yubi security keys. The phone came roughly 60% charged and didn’t require any security updates that I noticed, having Android 10 installed with security updates current to within 15 days (which makes me think I missed a security update being installed).As to the phone, it’s roughly the same size as what I’m used to coming from a Moto 5G Plus, but it is slightly narrower. Overall I like the change. I have not noticed any lag, and overall the phone seems very responsive, as it should coming from a phone that is over three years old in design. I wasn’t sure I’d like the fingerprint scanner on the back, but that has been fine. Setting up was a bit more difficult in that the automatic transfer process the phone tries to start apparently did not work at all, or maybe I’m just not patient enough. My old phone said “preparing” for over 20 minutes without any indication of progress on either phone.Setting up the old fashioned way was very quick, with my roughly 150 apps installing quickly. The only problem I’ve had is related to my Google Suite Account, which in the newer version of Android becomes a work account. That keeps me from signing into Google maps with that account, which I’m still trying to work around. If you don’t have a paid Google Suite Account this shouldn’t be an issue. I also had to change a few of the default settings, but surprisingly few. I turned off a few things to save battery life, such as monitoring for songs in the background, and turned on the virtual navigation keys at the bottom of the screen, which I prefer to their gestures system.Too early to say anything about battery life because my use of the phone has been far from normal. I’ll report back if it can’t get through a normal day with at least 25% of battery left.

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  13. JDubya

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good. Nice upgrade from the flagship Pixel to this new Pixel 4a

    Though I’ve only had this Pixel 4a a few days, it has been great so far. The phone came roughly 60% charged and, as far as I can see, didn’t require any security updates right away. I was able to open the box and start set-up right away without waiting for charging. The instructions for set-up were good. The box has the cord thingy so you can easily transfer everything from your old Pixel phone to the new one in about 15 minutes or less. It also included a little tool thingy to help get the SIM card out. This was a nice and unexpected bonus that saved a lot of grief. The transfer of everything from the old Pixel to the 4a was smooth and didn’t take a ton of time; the most frustrating part is having to remember your google password, and any other passwords for apps you had on the previous phone. Also some settings needed to be readjusted. As of now, I don’t seem to have lost anything, though 8 of my contacts transferred without the names. To clarify: the numbers were there in recent texts without a name attached to them but I was able to read the previous texts and determine whose number it was so I could add them as a new contact by using the 3 little vertical dot thingys on each text. I loved my flagship Pixel but knew I needed a new one because the old one wasn’t being supported anymore and performance was getting slower. I chose the Pixel 4a largely due to the fact that the Pixels don’t have all the bloatware that comes with Samsung and other brands. I don’t use FB or Twitter or a lot of those other apps that take up space and not having these unneeded apps on my phone was a huge deal for me. I like having it be our choice whether to put an app on my phone rather than having these forced on us. I also like the Google Keep for notes and the Google Calendar since I had these on previous phones and everything transferred to this Pixel 4a smoothly. Another good factor is the price of the 4a (this was significant in our decision), particularly because it seems to have everything I need and not a bunch of stuff I don’t need or want. An additional plus is the larger screen (no bezel) while still keeping the small size of the phone. The screen looks classy and it’s small enough to not be a problem getting in and out of a pocket or purse. Everything is faster and smoother than the old Pixel. The plastic hardware isn’t a big deal to me because I use a solid wallet-case for my phones so protection is provided & people don’t see the outside of the phone anyway. There are a few nice, new ‘bells and whistles’ to learn if you are going from an older Pixel but they are good things and nothing to cause great frustration so far. I’m still struggling a little with the gesture thingy – and how to double-tap to get recently used apps to come up so we can close them all out. I liked the way we did it on the old Pixel better – but I am adjusting. I’m also noticing that the new camera seems to be saving 2 of every cameral shot (supposedly one is for editing) and this is annoying because they take up extra space and we rarely edit our photos, so we have to delete the duplicate almost every time. I sure hope Google photos fixes this issue soon. I’m hoping this review might help others who are considering an upgrade to the Pixel 4a. Overall, the upgrade from the flagship Pixel (or Pixel One, or whatever they call it now) appears to have been a good move.

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  14. Andrew Thomas

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely solid phone!

    So I was slightly skeptical about this phone. Some of the reviews worried me a bit. I did a month worth of research on finding the perfect budget phone for myself. Everything was pointing to the pixel 4a. I unfortunately didn’t do enough research with my last phone which was the moto g7. I absolutely loved the g5 and just assumed I would love that one as well, and no I didn’t. So this was like a really nice upgrade for me. I usually use a phone for at least 2 years and couldn’t get past a year with that one. So I’m a heavy phone user from streaming, games here and there, camera and social media. I’m not some tech genius but I do my research. Let me tell you some things I love about this phone.Standout Pros– The price!-The camera, it’s absolutely fantastic. I can’t get over how much I love it. My photos on my old phone were terrible. Now I can’t stop taking pics.- Minimal bloatware. Not a whole lot is preloaded onto this phone which is great.- How light it is. Old phone was so heavy my hand would fall asleep. This is a great weight.-The features, I love some of the great things this phone can do. Such as the picking up of music around you. There are a bunch of things I really enjoy but just go watch a good review on youtube if you want to see them all.Cons–Extremely crappy case selection lol. Literally that’s the only con I have so far and it’s a small one.Although I do have to say that everyone was raving about the pixel 4a’s battery life. And I have to say it’s pretty good. It’s about the same as my old phone. It’s not insane as I thought it was going to be. It’s not a con because it’s not bad in any way. Just thought I would mention it’s not as mind blowing as it was made out to be. Also I thought I’d mention that my old phone had a 6.2 inch screen and this is obviously smaller. I don’t even miss or notice the smaller screen. I was a little hesitant on the smaller screen of the pixel. But almost immediately I didn’t even notice the difference. I actually enjoy having a slightly smaller phone.The shipping was great from this seller as well.These were just a few Standout things from an average person like me. I use my phone for absolutely everything and a quality phone is extremely important. I look forward to using this phone for 2+ years at least. I hope some of this helps anyone on the fence!

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  15. AutumnElf

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good phone

    I was using a Moto 4G Plus for many years. Then it just bricked. It was time to get a new one. My husband has been pleased with his Pixel so I looked at them too.My pros:* Great little phone if you like smaller screen* No bloatware. You can remove some of the little extras Google puts on there but it’s nothing like Samsung’s cramware or other phones (this is why I stayed with Motorola too – nothing to take up all your space other than the OS)* Latest Android features, which became increasingly important to me. Not all phones keep up. My Moto was two versions behind – what a detriment!* Battery life is pretty good* Long lasting phones with little troubles…you can have this phone for years and be happy and trouble free!My cons:* Small! I was used to the Moto’s larger screen. This is so small. I should have gone into the store to look at the phones – I’d have gone with a larger screen Pixel. I’m older and have eye issues and this 4a is so cute and just tiny. Still too hard on my eyes even though I’ve adjusted it.* Problems with contact resizing comment area on YouTube underneath the video. What is that?!* Difficult to learn the touch system. I’m still messing up over a month after getting this. Hard to minimize, hard to pull things back up. It doesn’t do what you want it to do.* Big problem at the bottom of the screen with the swipe bar white line and corner elements showing up on the top of everything. I hate it and so does everyone else. You’d have to root the phone to get rid of that. I’ve reported this to Google. That little bar interferes with the buttons of some apps and you can’t proceed (Continue) in some apps I’ve needed.Other than that, this has been my second favorite phone. My fave was a Moto G I had – it was the perfect phone for me but died a year later. So sad. This is why I chose Pixel because these phones last long, and in that way I think a good value for your money.

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  16. R. Tyner

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this phone, much prefer it to the Pixel 4

    I love this phone. Please keep in mind, I’ve never owned a flagship phone, usually sticking to phones I could buy outright for less than $200.That said, I was ready for a new phone and did a lot of research. I also had a chance to spend some time with a Pixel 4 to compare it. So the following are my impressions:First off, what’s different from the Pixel 4: You are missing the aluminum frame, the facial recognition, the edge squeeze, the water resistance, a specific camera lens and some camera features, wireless charging, and an 800 series processor. I think that’s about it.The thing is, other than the water resistance, I personally don’t miss any of that.What you get in return is a slightly bigger screen, a better battery, and a brighter screen (you have to use adaptive brightness for it to work). This is also a fair bit lighter. Also a personal preference is that I prefer the fingerprint reader over facial recognition.For me it’s the perfect little phone. Full disclosure, I paid about $260 since I bought it from Amazon Warehouse. Nonetheless, this phone hits all the right spots for me. It is light, it has a clear and bright screen, it is fast, takes amazing pictures, it isn’t bloated with preinstalled apps, and is future proof in that you can update for 3 years, the sound is pretty great, and honestly I can’t find much to complain about.The only thing I wish this had was the water resistance. Accidents happen. Also keep in mind that this is plastic with an outdated Guerilla 3 screen. Buy a case. Buy a screen protector. If you do, I can’t see why this phone won’t be a great phone for you unless you only buy the $1000 flagships with all the bells and whistles, in which case, why are you even reading this review?One last thought. The battery is fine by me. I can make it through the day and longer with moderate use. No wireless charging, but it charges from zero to full in pretty much less than an hour, so I always find time within the day to plug it in and then I’m good to go. Usually at dinner time or whatever when I don’t want to be disturbed anyway.Had a chance to to go with the Pixel 4, chose to go with this instead (mostly because the Pixel 4 screen is waaaaay to dim). Thanks Google for this amazing cheap phone!

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  17. Karen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect model

    I am writing this review after owning this phone for 3 years and hoping Google returns future models to this design or continues supporting it longer- I love the rear fingerprint reader as it works reliably- Camera is excellent- Size of phone is perfect. I despise ginormus phones that are awkward to hold and inconvenient for carrying in pockets, etc.- I have had no problems using this phone for the past three years. It is very user friendly

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  18. Ed N.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slam Dunk for the Money – and that’s coming from the Pixel 3aXL

    I had the Pixel 3a XL prior to ordering this phone, but my wife needed a better phone, so I ordered this one and gave her my 3a XL as she wanted the larger size.My biggest concern was the screen size difference, but with the slim bezels on the 4a, the overall screen size is really not much different when compared to the 3a XL. You can see a slight difference when you hold them side to side, but in practical terms of use, its very neglible.As for the phone itself…I love it! It has the awesome camera I have come to love with the Pixel lineup, the fingerprint reader is still in place, it has more memory and RAM than the prior model and the size is much more manageable than the 3a XL was. While I do have very large hands, the smaller physical size of the phone is just much easier to handle, and much easier to operate one handed.Prior to my Pixel 3a XL, I had the Huawei Mate 10 Pro – which I absolutely loved. I have also had Nexus and Galaxy phones, as well as a few other more budget friendly phones.For the MONEY – this phone is an absolute slam dunk! Everything you need, nothing you don’t.Full Transparency – I am not a gamer, so I can not attest to how it holds up in heavy gaming. But beyond that, it works wonderfully.If there is any downside, it is the battery. Not that it’s small… I have gotten through all day on more than one occasion. However, with my slightly more than average use, I do find myself needing to top off late in the evening. The good news is that in as little as 15 mins, this thing will charge up 50% or more, so it’s not a huge deal. If you are going to go out for the evening, just plug it up while you are getting ready, and you’ll be more than good to go!They claim that the adaptive battery software will continue to optimize the phone’s battery life over time, so we’ll see how that goes. But despite that, it is still a phone I would recommend ALL DAY LONG, especially when comparing to other phones in this price point.Oh, and having just one color choice?? What does that really matter, especially when virtually all of us put some sort of case on the phone. There’s a good variety of cases to add color, so don’t let that stop you.

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  19. Fred and Susan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great phone if you are upgrading from a cheaper one and don’t need a $6- $800 phone.

    Excellent phone and features. No overlayed brand bloat software, no brand promoted apps you can’t get rid of, no third party branded internet browser you can’t uninstall ,and the pure Android runs really smooth and fast.You can add Firefox,Opera,or any browser you wish. Fits well in one hand for single-handed use while still fitting in a pocket.There’s probably nothing better in the price range if you need CDMA and GSM ability in one phone.I transferred all settings,contacts ,messages and phone number with the provided cable and was able to use my old sim with no issues. No hassle.I don’t understand why this is often compared to flagship phones in the $600 up range -it’s not.Google makes others beside the Pixel 4a if you need 5G or some trendy features.If you are upgrading from a cheaper,outdated OS LG,Samsung,Motorola phone this is a clear winner.Two or three times the ram and most likely double the storage of your old phone.It does have a plastic back,but it’s very sturdy without flex and better made than my LG and previous Samsung that will never offer system updates.. The Pixel 4a came with Android 10 and has already updated to 11.Display is good , even in sunlight where cheap phones may not be.The speakers do not rival $800 phones, but they are very good sounding compared to $100-250 phones;much better than the rear firing speakers I was used too. Bluetooth and wireless signal and sound quality are strong as well,with better speed on wireless..The single lens camera is great for low light and sharp images in .raw or standard .jpeg like most folks use – far superior color, sharpness, and exposure than other phones also rated at 12 MP- but note that you can’t adjust the shutter speed or f stop like a S20FE or S10 – but I really don’t need three lenses ,I have a dslr for that.There’s an 8mp front camera that performs well too.There’s no SD card slot,and I initially thought that was a minus since I use a 64GB SD for music.But I don’t have any problems with the 128GB. You can swap or copy files to/from a PC or tablet with a 3.0 USBA to usb C cable like any phone; perhaps slower depending on your PC or tablet USB ratings.

  20. BuyerOfThings

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone while it lasted

    I’ve never broken one of my phones before. I had this phone fewer than 9 months before it took a decent blow and became inoperable. I suppose the amount of time I had it before it got beaten is irrelevant, but who says you’re supposed to think while reading product reviews!?It suffered an arguably sharp, blunt hit to the poly carbonate rear case and the phone shows no signs of damage whatsoever. Not sure if the screen broke or the mainboard broke, but it now shows nothing but a garbled, distorted green grid of nonsense for a few seconds when powered on. The reason I mention all this is because this is one of the few premium-ish phones that does not have a metal, glass or ceramic body. A HARD outer shell may very well be worth the extra cost… the phone was in a case when it took its fatal blow.As far as living with the phone day in and day out, pretty good. Worked really well on Fi. Great coverage, decent enough camera, responsive, adequate battery for how I use it. Really kinda my favorite phone, and no frills. Too bad it’s not able to better tolerate the inevitable oopsie.Again, never broke one of my phones before. Typically the battery becomes usable or I just feel like having something new after 18 months or so before I get a new one. Really bummed to have this thing leave my completely high and dry from what I consider to be an otherwise nearly inconsequential incident.Would I recommend it? Yes, if you’re even more careful than I’ve been in my phone-ownership career (15 years or so) and if you get a great big stupid case for it and never take it out.RIP, little Pixel 4a

  21. 50HudsonCommodore

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works so far

    I went from a Galaxy S7 to this Pixel 4A 5 days ago. So far I like it. It is very similar to the S7 in overall size, but without the bezels the screen is bigger. Most functions seem similar, I’m not sure what the raves about a “pure Android experience” are about. I don’t trust and don’t use either the facial recognition or fingerprint reader, so I just gave them a middle star rating. The speakers are loud enough for me and I have a some age related hearing deficit. I’ve always used an ATT store to set up my phones before, but they told me they no longer do that for unlocked phones, despite paying upfront for their network for the past 8 years. I followed Google’s online instructions for transferring the data from my S7 and they worked fine. The only irritating thing was that the directions said the box contained an adapter for attaching a USB C cable to a USB micro; it doesn’t. It is an adapter for connecting a full size USB to the USB C in the box. So I had to go get a full size USB to USB Micro cable. Overall, I can’t see a lot of difference between this phone and my previous S7, except that I now get security updates for Android and the S7 no longer does. Why pay $700+ for a “flagship phone” when this does the job for half the price or much less? And 5G? Give me a break. Lots of hype and no benefits so far. I don’t expect to see a benefit in my rural area for many years and it still doesn’t work any better than 4G LTE in downtown Denver where my wife’s office is. So, a middle of the line phone works very well and this was the best I could find for my purposes.

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  22. H.S.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect…when it works!

    The Google Pixel 4a provides the absolute best Android experience, for the cheapest price. Hands down! That cannot be contested. From the software updates (I installed Android 12 yesterday), to the features, to the camera, to the size, display, audio quality…everything. The biggest con might be the processor; it’s not the fastest, most buttery experience out there, but by no means is it unstable or frustrating (with the stock Android launcher).But, there is a huge glaring problem with this phone, and it is the screen – and I believe it is a software issue. It is not a common issue, but it affects enough people (myself included) for it to not be ignored. Unfortunately, that is exactly what Google is doing; ignoring this issue.Approximately 3 months after purchasing this phone, an update rendered the screen extremy buggy, making it almost unusable. I mean, I can use it with some trickery here and there, but it is a very frustrating, unreliable experience. After the update, I got 3 dead zones on my screen – two the bottom half, and one at the very top. I can no longer swipe down pull-down the notification tray; I have to turn the phone to landscape or use the fingerprint sensor. Typing is a nightmare, and selecting “Ok” and “Cancel”, and “Not Now” prompts are almost impossible. It takes dozens of presses and hoping my finger somehow lands on a miniscule part of the screen that recognises it. Filling it forms? Forget it. Emails? It’s quicker to boot up my PC, type it out and send it from there, than using this frustating nightmare of a phone. In fact, just trying to write this review is a pain in the butt – I accidentally hit “Submit” four times already, at various points in writing this. And I am absolutely certain this is a software issue, as there are times where it works for brief moments (a few seconds or minutes if I’m lucky) before it reverts to this nightmare. Another reason why I know it’s a software issue is if I slide my hands over those dead zones quickly enough, the input registers. It’s not a fix though, as tapping them is still near impossible.And what is Google doing about it? Absolutely nothing! You should go to Google’s support forum – hundreds, upon hundreds of complaints about this issue and the pinch-to-zoom or multi-touch not working – and all Google does, is have their volunteer users suggest factory resets, toggling on/off high-sensitivity mode, booting into safe mode, wait for another update, restarting the phone, or removing the screen protector. How successful were these suggestions? I bought this phone late 2019. A March 2020 update caused the problem. I’ve tried all of these things, repeatedly, for months on end, and have updated my phone with every update…recently updating to Android 12, AND THE PROBLEM PERSISTS!I really, really, really want to love this phone. I sort of do; it nails everything for me. But this freaking screen issue is driving me crazy! I feel like I’ve wasted my money with this phone. I can’t even, in good conscience, sell it to anyone. I love some of the Android features exclusive to Pixels, and I really want to purchase the Pixel 6, but I cannot afford it right now. The 4a is what I can afford, but I’m scared to purchase this phone again, with the possibility that I can end up with the same exact problem, and absolutely no care or support from Google.Be warned; this phone is excellent…but only if it works as intended. Good luck.*This is my 6th attempt to write this review. And what should have taken me 3 mins, took 15 🙁

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  23. Alej

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit under two weeks in, my favorite phone experience.

    I got this to replace an aging Note 5, which itself was a replacement for a Nexus 5. I never quite felt like the Samsung version of android was something I enjoyed, and I was looking forward to returning to the stock experience I had with the N5, and this one fit the bill.Sure, it doesn’t have a few features I was hoping it had, but the honest truth is…did I really need them?For the price ($350 at the time of this review) there simply isn’t anything remotely close in my opinion, and I am truly enjoying the experience with this. The fingerprint reader is just practically instant, and the placement on the back is the right place for it. I always hated the Samsung’s button fingerprint reader, and it seemed like a crap-shoot whether it would work or not. this one is just darn solid.Camera is great, and the battery life is just unbelievable.Unless you -absolutely- need some of the missing features, like the wireless charging, wide-angle camera or the faster-refresh rate, then this is the one to get. If you do feel like you need those, do make sure you ask yourself if they are worth paying over 2x the cost of this phone for them…This isn’t just a great phone for $350, it is a great phone full stop, and if this is the feature set and performance I can now expect at this price point, I will never shell out $1k+ for a phone ever again.I didn’t get it through amazon as it was sold out, but I also got the google branded case and that one is also fantastic and highly recommended. I just love that feel of the cloth-like texture and wish I could get something like that for my iPad. And it is washable!

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  24. David

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find an inexpensive phone with NFC these days.

    Is the camera super high resolution? No, but the processing is great and you don’t need more than 4,000 pixels wide for social media posts. Is the battery super high capacity? No again, but I never need to charge it more than once per day, and at the end of the day I still have 20 hours of battery left. Maybe if you shoot a lot of video this phone wouldn’t hold out long, but for my very average usage it’s fine. Does it have a fancy glass or metal case? No, but most people with fancy looking phones put a case on them anyway. Or they crack.Does it have a punch hole camera? Yes, and here’s my only major gripe. I never use the selfie camera, and Netflix seems to be the only major streaming app that can stretch to full screen. All of the other apps I have (Hulu, HBO Max, Prime Video) slam the video to the right hand side which will round off the corners of 16:9 video. The punch hole itself doesn’t even bother me anymore. I just want full screen video in my streaming apps, and it’s not even Google’s fault on this one.The verdict is that the Pixel 4a is a solid budget smartphone. It gets regular security updates, is probably getting Android 12, doesn’t have a terrible app launcher, and isn’t going to crack like my glass back Motorola X4.

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  25. DanielleDanielle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone all around.

    I love this phone! My old phone was slow and froze frequently within the first few months of having it, but the Pixel 4a has none of those problems!The camera is amazing, and has a lot of great settings and options. I will attach a regular picture and a portrait mode picture to show the clarity and great quality. The camera is also quickly accessable by double tapping the lock button on the side of the phone.I noticed that Google Duo has a share screen feature that is available on the Pixel 4a, but not a lot of other phones, and I enjoy having that option.The fingerprint reader works great.The battery lasts a very long time. I use my phone very frequently and usually charge it to 70 or 80% to preserve battery life. Even with all the usage, I usually only have to charge it once a day. It would definitely take a while to die with a full charge so no worries there.The thing I came across the most while researching the phone prior to purchasing was “it’s a great budget phone” and I 100% agree. I’m no tech expert, but as a regular user, I can say this is the best phone I have ever had.In comparison with the Pixel 4 (which I do not have), the Pixel 4a does have a headphone jack, but does not have wireless charging or the squeeze feature, and is not water-resistant.I have the phone in “Just Black” and it is very nice and sleek with a white lock button.There were originally no navigation buttons and the phone directed me to use gestures but I was able to get the navigation buttons that I prefer in the settings.Overall it’s a great phone and I highly recommend it.

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  26. PoshManiac

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera fits in my hand better

    I like it a lot, exactly what I was looking for in a phone. It takes high quality photos. The memory/storage is more than sufficient, so I can do way more than my last phone allowed before slowing down due to low memory. Also, I wanted it smaller so it wouldn’t weigh as much as the ‘phablets’ that everyone else likes, fits better for my hands & how I use it. If I want to watch a movie, i would rather cast it from my phone to a smart tv anyway, so it’s perfect for everyday life. Fingerprint scanning works seamlessly & I haven’t used face recognition yet. I use my phone for everything, like most of us these days, so it runs constantly & battery life is very good taking that into consideration. Charges very fast as well. I also like all the little extras it offers, like digital wellbeing that tracks the time u spend online, etc. It’s convenient & interesting to know. Just to be clear, I chose this model due to the excellent camera specs, high memory capacity & the size. Everything else is just an added bonus of having a reliable midgrade phone made by Google. I have had many Samsung’s in the past & I love them, but ones I looked at were too expensive for what I need & want.Update Oct22…I still have my Pixel & I still love it. It does get hot at times I’m using it NONSTOP for hours, but that’s to be expected with any phone.

  27. Navindra Kharan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth interface, and just the perfect size

    I bought it a while ago to use mainly as a phone/PDA. The interface on the phone is very minimalistic and smooth. The aspect ratio on the screen is a bit odd and takes some getting used to, but due to the narrowness of the phone, it actually fits perfectly in my hand (with case), and pocket too… The feel on the phone itself is a bit on the slippery side, so just get a rubber case and you’ll be fine(everyone uses that anyways). The phone has a lot of automated functions built directly into the phone, so you don’t need a ton of third party apps to do basic things. The only core function 3rd party apps that i currently use are:-Soft screenlocking (i’m not a huge fan of button pressing)-fingerprint gesture (so i can lock and unlock with just a finger on the sensor)-document scanner (this should be built directly into camera apps today, but you know…)I like that the home button has been built into a soft one (like i said i’m not a huge fan of button pressing)The swipe keyboard is very quick and gets the right words.The only problem i’ve encountered in the 7 months of usage is that you have to keep the light sensor cleaned, because the adaptive brightness will occasionaly make the screen unusable in sunlight, then you have to get to a shade to manually turn up the brightness. But this isn’t directly a manufacturing flaw, just something that you need to keep in mind

  28. BusyMother

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Snappy phone but it keeps ending up on the floor!

    Great, responsive phone but it keeps plummeting! Keep it on a rough surface so it doesn’t walk off on you!Not sure what is going on but I keep finding this phone on the floor. A few times I’ve actually caught it in the act, just slipping off a surface that I’ve laid it on, so I’ve started to put it inside a box or other lipped surface to keep it from walking off. I suspect the screen and slight lip might be enough to reduce the friction so that even small vibrations can send it off in some direction but I’ve never caught anything actually doing it, and I didn’t have the problem with my old phone (maybe it liked me more?) It’s a cute source of jokes in my house.I’ve had the phone for about a week and a half and so far am liking it a lot.Pros: Nice weight, good responsivenessCons: Misinterprets light touches, turns off while looking at it.The cons might be something I just need to hunt down settings for. It seems to be over sensitive when I try to swipe. It’s often drilling down to the next screen when I don’t want it to. It has also shut the screen off during a few tasks, so it is a lot different than my previous phone.That being said, it has the features that I like and is wonderfully nice and responsive, even if it does like skydiving a bit too much.

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  29. Del

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone for the Price Not 5G.

    Pros: Well balanced hardware, its snappy and responsive. 6GB of ram have been paired with a processor that can use them. Has a good camera, though I really should snap more pictures and videos with it. front facing camera is great for video calls. Of all of the phones that I have used this is the best in that category.Cons: the UI has a learning curve to it. so take the tutorial. Though this is a new feature with the current Android OS, there is no back button. Yeah I know. I miss it too. there is no slot for a micro SD card. Not a problem if you use the cloud to back them up, but I don’t always go were I have a data connection, plus I like to move my videos between devices. And the front facing camera feels off. I personally like the centered punch out cameras on the LG and Samsung phones that I have used.Overall. this is a good value. Even with the arrival of 5G network on the horizon. I recommend this as it fits in the palm of my hand. Has a well matched processor and ram configuration and has 128GB of storage. which should be enough for most users. the front facing camera works really well on video calls even in low light. And the WiFi radio has a good to great range, depending on frequency used.

  30. Click the HELPFUL BUTTON Under My Review If It Helped You. Thank You!

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent quality, good price, but read why.

    I finally switched from Samsung and Motorola phones to a Pixel. I had read a lot of websites extolling how good of a price it was based on the features and decided to give it a chance.Overall, I would say that it is worth the money, but, having it for a few days now, there are some obvious pros and cons.Pros:Definitely the price3 years of software support/upgradesNot full of bloatwareCons:The camera takes great pictures, but the software is lacking so every time that you take a picture and want to see it, you need to wait 5 seconds before the phone processes it.There is no wireless charging.There is no facial recognition.The sound was a real letdown. It is not nearly as loud and clear as similarly price phones.The screen is a bit small and the actual body of the phon doesn’t seem as solid as I have come to expect from similar phones.I definitely think it’s in the above average range based on the amount that you are paying. But, keep these cons in mind and add in that soon Google will be releasing the 5g versions which this one is not.

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  31. Daniel Castillo

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I think it’s Google’s best phone to date.

    I have always used phones with an Android operating system so my review may not be very objective.This may be the best phone I have had to date.- Perfect size, being small the percentage that the screen uses for the total size is large.- I think that the location of the fingerprint on the back to read the index finger is more ergonomic in comparison with any on-screen, it should go back.- Battery life of more than 24 hours.- Photos improved with built-in software- Resisted more than 20 falls of more than 1.5 meters throughout its life with me (5 years)In one of those falls a crack was made near the headphone jack and the next time I submerged it in water it didn’t survive :'(

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  32. M. T. W.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    DON’T RECOMMEND THIS PHONE!

    Okay, so I know the headline looks bad. This phone isn’t terrible but it has some major drawbacks in my opinion.First of all, it does boast a great camera and that’s the main reason I bought it. It has some pretty cool camera features like photo sphere, night sight, higher video quality, etc..HOWEVER, the cost comes with the battery and overheating quickly. I cannot do video calls on this phone. Not with Google Meet, Not with Whatsapp, Not with Duo, or any video calling app. It overheats in literally 5 minutes and then my phone shuts OFF!!!!!It must be an issue with this particular model because I have seen this complaint from other users. The battery life is also not very good. It runs down quite quickly even if I have just a few apps running in the background. It also runs down fast on any video calling app, of course.The Pros would be the camera, the nice small sleek design, the front and back camera, and the storage size. But that’s about all I can give this.

  33. The Headhunter

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    I’ve had my phone a couple of months. It replaced a Moto Droid Turbo 2, which was a great phone. I chose the 4a in part because it’s a smaller unit. I don’t want a cigar box in my pocket. The compromise was on how narrow it is — a bit too narrow, less screen, not as substantial in the hand. But those are tradeoffs. Nice to have a clean Android install and updates!PROSComfortable sizeGood displayResponsive and smooth actionBattery life is excellent – I get 2-3 days but watch little video, play no games, keep location off unless I need itCamera has pretty good night modeI don’t use a “wrapper” on my phone – it slides in/out of pocket easier “bare”. Dropped it once, no damage. Fingers crossed.(I don’t use face recog or fingerprint reader)GREAT price!CONSA bit too narrowDisplay is not as good as the reviews would have you believeDitto on the camera — I’m not very happy with it. The controls are clumsy, including the exposure hotspot.I really miss the Turbo 2’s “wave your hand” to see notifications. Seems to me this would be easy to implement on all phones.Screen is slow to populate when bootingIt’s probably Android or the app, not the phone, but it often plays the wrong ringtones on the alarmThe only other phone I considered seriously (I looked at a lot, “in person”!) is the Samsung S21 (not 5G) at a higher price. If I were to do it again I might be swayed to get that instead. The camera is just better as is the screen. But I’ll be honest — $349 for an unlocked 4a is hard to beat! Unless your phone is a really big deal to you, the 4a does the job nicely.One last thing: I’ll never buy another locked phone again!

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  34. Deirdre

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, affordable, and no longer in use. A cautionary tale of ecosystem switching.

    I purchased my Pixel 4a for a couple of reasons. My iPhone 7 Plus was getting a little long in the tooth and I’d been considering an upgrade but even as an iPhone user since the original one, I’d become a bit turned off by ever increasing pricing on Apple’s phones. Also, as a product of the Walkman generation I really missed having a headphone jack. Fast forward four months and I’m using an iPhone 12 Pro Max.. what went wrong?Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The Pixel 4a is a really great phone. Nice form factor, always on display, fast and responsive fingerprint reader, a headphone jack and frequent updates to its operating system. My only real misgiving is the lack of wireless charging, which is quickly becoming essential to me. This is a great phone that you can customize to your heart’s content, and if you’re not entrenched in Apple’s ecosystem you can probably go ahead and purchase without any reservations. I say ‘probably’, because I felt very ready to pick up and move away from Apple’s ecosystem, however your circle of friend, family and co-workers should be taken into account. What do the people in your life use? If it’s primarily iPhone, that may provide some friction to your transition over to Android. In my case I found that not being connected to iMessage and Facetime was enough of an inconvenience that I was using my iPod Touch to replace the features I no longer had access to on my phone. Silly, right? That was my conclusion, and I went ahead and bought an iPhone 12 Pro Max.Do I LIKE one more than the other? I suppose the iPhone 12 does feel a bit more premium, due largely to the fact that it is… I don’t think it’s a question of ‘like’, though. Your phone is more a question of fit for your life, and as positively as I felt about the Pixel 4a, the fit wasn’t quite right. Things may be different for you, but I can stand behind the Pixel 4a as a quality phone and a bargain at its list price.

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  35. Eric T. Wolfe

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    New 4a came broken and out of warrant and can’t be returned.

    My old 4a broke after taking a nasty fall. I was surprised to find the google store on Amazon still selling them. As I don’t want any of the new models I bought one. It came and everything works as expected except for the camera. There are messages on the screen that says ‘you are too close try moving back’ but I know my old phone had no trouble taking shots in almost all circumstances and my wife’s 4a has no problem taking the same pictures. When I do manage to get it to take a picture 50% of the time they are out of focus. These phones are not returnable through amazon. When I started a warranty repair on the google support site I was told by google that the warranty expired in 2021. I am super pissed right now, because getting google to do the right thing is notoriously impossible.

  36. Jon

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really better than a 3 year old S8?

    I was very excited about this phone. I read multiple glowing reviews. Phone arrived yesterday and I’ve spent several hours with it. I am coming from a 3-year old Samsung Galaxy S8. There’s nothing really wrong with that phone. It’s just not getting updates anymore and I liked the thought of a pure Android phone. The S8 had some quirks such as a big delay in being able to take a picture while Google Maps was active (bad for road trips).Here are some thoughts/findings about the 4a vs the S8:1. On the 4a I find it a bit frustrating to not being able to close apps as easily as on the S82. The S8 camera has more options – including a pro mode. I think it still takes marginally better pictures than the 4a3. The Gboard has a space and down button at the bottom which is impossible to remove. Gboard on S8 does not have this4. I find it very easy to hit the back button gesture by mistake on the the 4a and then have to open the app again5. I immediately installed a case and screen protector on the 4a, but it still feels like I could easily drop it6. The battery life isn’t that great on the 4a – about the same as the 3 year old S8 I’d say7. Stereo speakers on the 4a is nice – but you have to hold it about a foot away from your face to get the effect8. 128 GB of included storage on the 4a is nice (vs 64 GB on the S8), but I also have a 200 GB SDCard in the S89. 4a gets hot! It has complained about not being able to do a few things (transcribe for example) because it was too hotJury is still out if it will replace the S8 or not. And if it does replace it, what happens to the old phone? It’s only worth $100 or less.I’d say if you were looking for a great phone for the money, and it’s better that what you currently have, definitely get the 4a as it’s a good price and has a lot of great features. However, carefully compare it against what you currently have as it might not really be that much better.

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  37. ReviewNameReviewName

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand New Phone Damaged / Poor Quality Control

    Had high hopes for this phone, unsure if I trust 5g so I wanted to get a new 4g phone while I still could get one. I’ve been trying to buy “pure” android phones since the operating system launched. I have the original pixel and absolutely love it, perfect size, great camera and it’s fast (to me at least). So, I thought I would continue in the product line when my original pixel gave me a few signs that it could be reaching the end of its time. I waited longer than I should have with the current state of the world. All of a sudden no one (not Google, “Bullseye” or “blue shirts”) had the Pixel 4a in stock. The only way I could order this phone (in Black) on Amazon was to buy it in a “bundle” with a Google Fi sim card that I did NOT need for an extra $10.00! To my disappointment when the phone arrive it had imperfections on the back of it around the camera, like something was in the mold. I paid FULL RETAIL for this phone and they are not cheap!!! At least not to me! I thought oh well it’s always going to have a cover on it I’ll never see it….then I realized the front screen appears to be slightly off-kilter!!! WOW 🙁 So I decide I should return the phone and ask for a new one. However, I wanted to be sure I could get another one before I returned this one. So I started an Amazon chat…..a mistake I won’t make again. I don’t know if the lady on the chat was trying to do multiple chats at once or what the deal was but more than once, I waited 4-5 minutes for a response from her. Her last response took over 7 minutes, during these 7 minutes I checked to see if anyone had this phone, nope, not unless I wanted it “powder blue” which I did not. Finally, she came back and said she could only offer me a refund (now Amazon was out of stock of Black as well). While I thought about it, couldn’t have been more than 15-30 seconds, she demanded an answer out of me! I told her she needed to show me the same patience I had shown her in waiting for her response! Rude! Any who I’ve decided to keep the phone since I mostly use it just as a phone anyway but am very disappointed in both Google and Amazon on this one.

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  38. DH

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me!

    I was extremely torn between this phone and the Moto G Power (2020 version). They are both great phones without bloatware, and top of their relative classes, but I’m very happy I paid more for the Pixel 4a. It’s smaller, lighter, way better camera, better hardware, more software/security updates, and I prefer Google apps anyway. It has more features than I’ll use, but not a ridiculous amount like on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I had years ago. I was nervous about battery life, just because I’m used to having a phone with a ridiculous battery, but there are so many settings that extend your battery life on this phone. There’s a battery saver mode AND an extreme battery saver mode! I want this phone to last as many years as possible, so I use the extreme mode all the time time. I don’t have to charge it but once every 1-3 days. If I used the phone more I would probably have to charge it once a day. I like I can unpause specific apps, while leaving the rest in battery save mode.I was nervous about buying a used (not renewed) phone on Amazon, especially because the one I purchased was only considered in “good condition, with minor scratches on front, back, and sides”. The phone I received is nearly flawless! I actually didn’t notice the incredibly minute scratches on the left side, and bottom right corner of the screen for at least 30 minutes out of the box. They’re so small I thought they were dust. There are no marks on the back or sides at all. I couldn’t be happier with this phone and I’m so glad I saved some money buying it used. I can’t speak for longevity, but my bank gives me a 2yr warranty past a phone’s release date, and the Pixel only came out Aug 2020. Seriously get this phone if you like smaller phones, if you need a cheaper phone, I would get the Moto G Power(2020 version only!) in a heartbeat.

  39. Ramiro Ramos

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    What a headache

    The phone was great for a few months then it started having issues with the screen. The top part of the screen would not allow me to press it so that it would move to a different screen on an app or anything that was in that vacinity. I called google for help, they wanted me to take the phone to the closest repair location, 135 miles away in San Antonio, TX. I could not take it right away, it took me 3 weeks to finally take the phone to their location Youbreakitwefixit. Well by the time I took it, I had an accident with my phone and the screen was damaged. Well when I took it in, I explained to them that the screen had issues before the screen was damaged. I admitted that I damaged the screen, try convincing them that the issue was before the damage. No chance, they said they could not mess with it and that the charge for my screen change was $150. I was 135 miles away, no choice but to change it, trying to get intouch with google is impossible. So they changed the screen, I paid what I had to, guess what 3 days later the screen got a green cloud started on top part of the phone. I told the Youbreakitwefix manager to take a look at it, he saw it and said that they would replace it, I would have to leave it. I could not, I had to come back to my hometown, 135 miles away. I told him I would return the next day, drive another 135 miles, I could not because of my work. I came back 5 days later and my phone was dead, the screen black. So I called and asked if the phone was still covered and if I could return it to get fixed based on me having the manager look it over and seeing that it was nothing I had done. They said yes to bring it, I get there they look over the phone and they say it had a hair line crack, small one at the corner. I told them I had not seen anything and the employee had reviewed it and nothing was broken. But I knew I was going to lose because I had returned 5 days later and they would assume I damaged it. Anyway I called the regional manager pled my case and got 50% off the next change of screen. Well again I had paid already over $225 for two screen changes in week. I get back to home town and use it for 2 weeks buying the best screen protector and phone case. Well guess what again the issue happens the green cloud forms on the phone, top part. I can’t believe it!!! So I contact the Youbreakitwefixit regional manager, I try contacting Google again all to a frustrating no success. So a local phone repair shop said it sounds like there is something that is left on that edge of the phone underneath, a glass a piece of something and when the screen is put on and I use it or leave it my pocket even with the screen protector and cover it damages the screen. He saw my phone it had no damage to the screen none to the body, nothing. He said he could replace it for $180 including labor. This is too much of a headache.!!!! Do not deal with Google, and buy the protection when you purchase this phone!!!

  40. Maggie N

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone, over the moon happy with it

    I have always had expensive iPhones (over $1 K), but now that I am retired I cannot afford that kind of money for a phone. I am also totally SICK of Apple, as their security on phones and iCloud is so extreme and bizarre that I have wasted many hours on their help line. Did you know that if Apple mistakingly thinks you are in Hong Kong, they will change your entire phone to traditional Chinese? That took me 5 hours on the phone to rectify. And puzzles me … even if I WAS suddenly in Hong Kong, I would NOT suddenly start reading and speaking in traditional Chinese. In any event, I could not take the stress any more, so I decided to take the BIG step of divorcing Apple and moving to Android. I expected to have a big learning curve, but I just watched a few YouTube videos, and the transition was seamless. Within 24 hours I was IN LOVE with this phone. The screen is gorgeous, the speed is more than good enough, the battery life is awesome, and the apps are marvelous. It can do EVERYTHING my iPhones used to do. The difference is that downloading my photos to my computer is easy and a sheer pleasure. I NEVER get locked out because, for example, I have travelled to Mexico and suddenly Apple is suspicious of me. Oh, and the camera is super important to me. That is why, after a lot of research, I chose this particular phone. Well, the camera is outstandingly excellent. I am thrilled about the astral photography. For a third of the price I paid for my iPhone 6, I now have a camera that is about 3x better. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this phone – the best one I have ever had in my life. And this is coming from someone who has had decades of flagship phones from Apple. I feel sorry for all those who still think that nothing but an iPhone would do. I would rather go back to pay phones than ever own an iPhone again.

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  41. Chris K

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life better than expected

    I typically buy a “flagship” phone every 3-4 years until the battery craps out. My last HTC10 went through 3 batteries before I finally cracked the screen and had to buy a new phone. I had been eyeballing the pixels for a while because they don’t have all the carrier bloat and pre-loaded apps.I was pleasantly surprised to find this had just android with no third party apps burned into the rom. The setup was easy and pulled data from my old phone as well as all the updated versions of the apps from my old phoneBattery life is just crazy. The phone came with about 60% charge. The included fast charger topped it off pretty fast. I wanted to condition the battery by running it way down before recharging a few times. I was kinda shocked that it took almost 3 days to get the phone down to <30% with my typical usage. Adaptive battery is on by default, and I typically have about 3 hours of screen time per day, and it hasn't had me searching for a charger once. This phone was advertised as having an all day battery and I'm sure it is true for heavy users. But for those that aren't on social media all day, this thing will be running for at least 2 days before you have to charge it. The battery life is just awesome.Also, in the first week my phone took 1 major and 2 minor updates which was nice. All my previous carrier phones would get at most 2 updates over their lives. This one gets them as soon as they are released.

  42. Kirk Hampton

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for those who want a compact device

    I purchased the phone based on online reviews by pundits and users. The camera was rated great – check, all day battery life – check, great screen – check, Android without the bloatware – check. Everything was great except it didn’t fit my big hands. It felt awkward and too small for me to hold until I received the phone case I ordered later than the phone purchase. Adding the phone case made holding the phone acceptable, however, there was still one thing I missed that I had on my last phone and that is a larger screen. I’m 60 and now need to use reading glasses so a larger screen on my aging eyes is a definite must for me.If you have smaller hands and don’t mind a small screen this is a great device. And if you have big hands then it may not fit for you. My suggestion is to go to the store and hold a Pixel a4 or a phone the same size to see if it feels okay in your hand. If it fits then you can’t go wrong with this phone.With that said I am sad to say that I returned it for a Samsung A71 which has a much larger screen and is rated great also.

  43. D.M. Winters

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why would you ever spend $900 on a phone when this exists?

    This is literally everything I could ever want or need in a phone. I do not give two craps about multiple cameras or 90hz screens. The Pixel 4a is absolutely stunning for it’s low price point. Double the storage than my last phone, a better camera, better screen, fantastic OS, updates for three years, free google photos storage.. and all for 50$ less than my previous phone!The camera is the selling point for me. It is just as good as the cameras on flagship phones, and it’s only one camera. Google’s software really seriously kicks ass.The touch screen is snappy and I don’t find myself wishing it was faster, it responds immediately to touch, scrolls fast and looks vibrant.The screen to body ratio is perfect, really great job removing bezels.The hole punch is not at all irritating, I’ve had the phone about three weeks now and I am completely used to it. It blends in and works well with what is on the screen and there are plenty of wallpapers to suit it. It is much better than a notch of a bezel. It looks cool I think.The base storage being 128GBs is seriously nuts. My last phone I only got 64gbs, because in order to get the 128gb version it was $100 more! With 128gbs and free google storage, I can’t imagine needing more space ever, really.I’m really enjoying the phone, it’s nice to hold even with a case, it’s lightweight and pleasant to view and type on. I don’t imagine myself getting another phone for at least 5 years. It is an absolute powerhouse of a buy, highly recommend.

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  44. Jose KoenigJose Koenig

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not disappoint – This is the phone you want to buy

    I was looking to replace my aging Essential Phone PH1 from a defunct company and I was looking hard at several options and decided to get a Google Pixel. I have had the phone for over 3 weeks now; it is my first Google Pixel and I am very happy I got this phone.The phone’s camera is awesome!It comes preloaded with Android 11, the latest version as of the writing of this review.Transferring the data from my old phone to the Google Pixel 4a was a breeze. It does come with a cable for data transfer. The data transfer is for the phone settings, contacts, text messages and anything not on the cloud. I use google photos, so those are in the cloud already for example. There were some photos that were only on my phone and not on the cloud and those got transferred as well.Other nice features:+Android’s 11 new interface is very sleek and love it.+The phone is very responsive. Octo processor.+Audio quality is very good. Not loud enough, but is way better than its predecessor. The microphone sound quality is very good as well.+Video quality is also very good.+The fingerprint reader is very good too.+Battery life is good too.+Gorilla glassI highly recommend this phone. It is a worthy iPhone rival.

  45. Satoshi Nakamoto

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    For this price it’s hard to be disappointed

    I really like what Google is doing for the midrange consumers like myself.Coming from a Pixel 2 I was a bit let down about the performance downgrade, despite better battery life. After some time using the phone I haven’t noticed much lag aside from the camera’s render time.It takes 5-10 seconds to fully render a new picture which is pretty significant delay. My images look horrible during the render process and there’s no eta shown, just have to keep opening it. Images look really great after the render is complete but the lack of a timer or indicator of rendering is off-putting.Speakers also sounded significantly better on the pixel 2 but at least I can still hear the 4a’s speakers.All other apps run smoothly and my battery life and recharge rate has made this a pleasure to use as a delivery driver with maps open 100% of the time. There are better options out there for battery life, but with much compromise in other areas.As a former Verizon wireless sales associate and tech nerd I highly recommend this phone if your budget is below $500, at the time of this review. There are some minor shortcomings of the device but overall I think the sacrifices made to make the phone only $350 are perfect.

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  46. Brad

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than my old Galaxy Note 10+ at 1/3 of the price.

    With this phone, the hardware and the software are allowed to integrate into their perfect potential. Google being the creator of both is likely what makes this phone better than its (overpriced) competitors. I haven’t had the phone for quite a month yet, so I’ll update this review if I need to. Here’s where a more “budget” phone surprisingly stands out:1) The speaker has more clarity versus that of the Note10+.2) The fingerprint reader on the back has a much higher success rate than the Note10+’s (in regards to accuracy). It is also easier to physically use.3) Google kindly allows for the bootloader to be unlocked. So if you are feeling bold, you can load on a custom ROM. (Who knows? Maybe that would help you learn to love coding; it did for me.)4) Insane battery life. I charge it every other night. And this isn’t with light use; I’d say the same might be true for you.5) The ergonomics of the phone make it easy on the hand to hold. It rarely falls out of my hand, unlike the Note10+.It really should get a star off for not being water-resistant, and another half-star off for not supporting wireless charging. But it’s just such a well-performing machine that I refuse to subtract anything from my rating.TL;DR – This is the closest Android you can get to what makes an iPhone so special, which is the hardware and software being tightly integrated from the factory.

  47. Antique Girl

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a Significant Upgrade

    The “Google Pixel 4a” is super fast, and the 128 GB is the right mix of storage. This is such a significant upgrade from my last cell phone that got fried when I jumped in the pool with it, a little careless on my part, I will have to be more careful with this one. I’ve been using this new phone for almost a month, and I haven’t had any problems. Like I wrote, it is super fast and can upload Apps in a matter of moments. Plus, if you are one for not spending a lot of dough on the phone, the cost is most fair for what you get at the end. This is a top of the line phone that is a noticeable improvement from my last one that I had help installing from a family member. Still, we got this phone running without a hitch. I would say you got to know what you are doing. Not saying anyone can do get it to run so quickly out of the box without help. Still, those are the breaks, just know if you are like me, and you do fry our phone, all is not lost if you do buy this one, and you will be somewhat better off in the end if everything goes well. Also, the battery life on this thing is a great plus as well.

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  48. Conor Gerety

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    First Pixel Best Pixel

    I bought this on a whim after using various Galaxy phones since 2013. Being very adjusted to that version of Android OS that Galaxy uses, it’s weird at first to see Google’s take on an Android OS but after only about an hour or two, it’s pretty convenient in this phone. My least favorite part about getting a new phone is transferring all my previous data to a new device, but Android to Android makes this process so streamlined, I had all my music, photos, apps, wallpapers, and smaller settings in about 15 minutes from when I first booted the phone up. A few things I think that makes this device stand out is that it’s like an iPhone XS with an Android OS running it. The display is clear and sharp, the touch is consistent, the camera is superb for the price that you pay, and the software is rather simple and clean to use. If you’re concerned about the punch-out camera in the top left of the screen like I was, don’t worry. It’s barely noticeable when using the device like normal. This phone’s size is pretty comfortable when it comes to one handed use. The matte finish on the back side gives the device a nice feel when it’s being used. So far, I really like my Pixel 4a and I’m happy I jumped ship. If you’re someone who wants a phone for more basic tasks while being streamlined, then pick this up and give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

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  49. MaceTMaceT

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I returned it and am using my older Android again with much less frustration

    The two great things about the pixel are it’s price point and camera. Everything else including proper camera controls was forgotten.The main issue is the screen sensitivity, I have medium sized hands and fingers (size 9-10) and am quite adept at typing but I felt like I was losing my mind and motor skills trying not to fat finger this keyboard even at its tallest and least cluttered setting. I tried typing the same sentences on different devices and would have 4x the amount of errors on that keyboard. It does help to remove the glass screen protector but then you lose that layer of protection.Most of the new features and controls advertised are either novelties, poorly implemented, or downright dysfunctional. The gesture controls are chaotic. Basically making the entire edge of the screen a very sensitive swipe to go back which is more like the slightest touch will trigger it. Trying to scroll down through a long article… nope you triggered the back button and now you have to reload the page or app. Want to pass the phone to someone to show them a photo, nope either of you will likely trigger that back command and they’ll wonder what you were trying to show them.So I switched back to the old 3 button layout but wait.. they put a button for Live Transcription right next to the Square “Overview” button so there have been many occasions that I unknowingly triggered it and drained my battery transcribing a walk through the woods or me muttering to myself while editing or programming.I use a lot of Google Home devices and it is getting annoying to have to avoid using the world Google like your saying Voldemort in some Rowling novel or else you get cursed with the Assistant trying to search for or make a music selection based off of a snippet of your completely unrelated conversation.Finally that lovely little camera has the worst most non-intuitive controls I have ever used on a phone. Sure you can get some great astrophotography shots but you have to turn on Night Sight mode and hope that the camera detects stars or something to trigger the mode. Yes you can’t shoot astrophotography unless the phone thinks that is what you want. Try fighting phone controls in the late evening in 20 degree Yosemite park and you’ll wish you had a DSLR with actual buttons so you can keep your gloves on, touch screen gloves are thin and don’t work well due to aforementioned sensitivity issues. Switching between camera modes requires a swipe and then some have a popup so to go from Portrait mode to Slow-mo you have to carefully swipe over a couple icons and then touch one of the options that appears above video all with a very temperamental screen. It is not fun especially when your cat is being adorable and you miss shots.I also have a feeling this phone will be quickly unsupported by Google as they are already releasing things for the 5 and 5g models that aren’t available for this one. Then it seems like they are randomly and silently removing features as well.For now I am going back to my old phone (a very unsupported, cracked, and dull LG G6) and now being both burnt out from the new Pixel / Android mobiles and the IOS options, I may just relieve myself of the burden of carrying a smart phone and go for a simpler approach.

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  50. Ryan Sohn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A slightly more than enough phone for everyday tasks for a reasonable price.

    I was using the Pixel 3 previously. Processing power-wise it was a down grade but bought this phone because my pixel 3 was starting to stutter at times and I just loved the way the display on the Pixel 4a looked. After receiving the phone- the phone felt really nice on the hands: outer plastic shell didn’t feel cheap nor plasticky as many youtube reviewers stated(feels solid to me atleast). Also the curvature of the side well complimented the gesture navigation(going back gesture).- full display mode on youtube is awesome as expected(the bottom left punch hole is rarely noticeable due to its position in horizontal mode). Although the space between the top edge of the display and the status bar is quite noticable and would’ve been better if the gap was shorter.- also the display brightness seems slightly lower than the pixel 3 but nothing serious.- haptics feels identical to the Pixel 3 and happy that google did not cheap on this part.- apps not supporting the display ratio/size has a slim cutoff on the bottom of the display. Also, the status bar part is unutilised on all apps, which is a bummer but again not critical.- photo takes a split second more to process/save right after taking one, but besides this occasion I don’t feel any noticeable processing speed difference on daily tasks compared to the Pixel 3(probably gaming will feel materially different but personally I don’t game with my phone so no complaints on processing power).Overall, really enjoying the display and the design.

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  51. Logan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The phone you are looking for

    I originally had a Pixel 3a for a year but decided to sell it in May 2020 to try something else. I went to a Xiaomi Note 9 Pro, Samsung S20 FE, Realme 6 Pro, Samsung S20 FE again, and now the Pixel 4a. I could have avoided all of those phones if I just stuck with Pixel. The instant security and OS updates, compact form factor, ease of flashing custom ROMs and reverting back to stock with Google’s online tool, excellent battery life, and bloat free, fast software experience are what make Pixel the best. I commonly get 6.5hrs screen on time with auto brightness and light theme on. Although I really enjoyed the Xiaomi and Realme, they do not support VoLTE and WiFi calling in the US with US carriers. Samsung even though they have the best hardware, OneUI is by far my least favorite Android skin. I was GLAD to lose the superior screen, speakers, 5G, 120Hz, and WiFi 6 on the S20 FE to go to the lesser Pixel because the software experience is just that much faster and better. I forgot how much faster and more accurate physical fingerprint readers were compared to the in screen ones. Pixel 4a is definitely the phone you should go for. In my experience, 5G in my area is really not better, if not worse than 4G LTE especially since the 5G in my area is low band non stand alone. The 5G speeds were the same as 4G and I experienced higher latency in certain areas. For this reason I’d choose the 4a over the 4a 5G unless you want the bigger screen. The 4a should have been $299 to compete more with the OnePlus Nord N10 but the extra $50 is well worth it for the longer software support Pixel provides. Overall an excellent phone and I HIGHLY recommend it after having used most major phone brands within a short period of time.

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  52. Elise Holt

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Strange Issues

    I am not a smart phone afficionado, but I am not technically illiterate. The Pixel 4a is strangely glitchy. I am on my second one after my cat sent the first plummeting to its death facedown on a tile floor, and both of my Pixels have had issues.The phone is affordable and the camera is decent. I frequently use the voice-to-text feature, but it does not work very well and frequently makes errors. (Strangely, when I used it whilst brushing my teeth, it was perfect. Riddle me that.) Despite frequent texting, it does not seem to have learned any of my preferences and autocorrects things that I do not want changed. When I try to give it verbal commands starting with, “Okay, Google,” it only seldom responds. The phone has sometimes unlocked itself whilst in my pocket and I cannot explain how, as a pin is required. I will hear the sound of buttons being pressed on the phone, pull it out of my pocket, and find the phone deep in my settings or in the middle of a nonsensical text. This phone also randomly deletes addresses from my contacts list. The phone numbers are intact, but any other information listed under a contact disappears. I know I saved it properly because I will use the navigation system to go to a house, but when I try to pull it up a couple months later, it is gone.My first Pixel 4a would have an issue where the screen would take on a very yellow hue. I thought it was an issue with the settings, but no amount of fiddling could make it stop. Turning the phone off and on again would work…after a while. Once being turned on again, the screen would still be yellow, and then after a few minutes would revert to the normal setting. Then one day, it got stuck on yellow and stayed that way for a month. I have no idea if there was a fix to be had, for my cat broke it and I got another.So why did I buy another with all these issues? It is affordable and I was in a hectic situation and wanted my information to transfer easily from phone to phone. I was able to get another one of these the same day the first one broke. Sadly, the information DID NOT completely transfer from the first Pixel 4a to the second.As far as durability, the first Pixel 4a was in a protective case with protective glass on the screen and survived many tumbles to the ground in its time, surviving both asphalt and concrete. A four-foot plunge facedown onto a tile floor, however, was its undoing. The screen remained intact, but something internally was damaged and the screen would no longer display, though I could hear from the alerts that the software was still working.All in all, I think Google has a lot more work to do on the Pixels if mine are any indication. I do like the price point, the display, the sound, call quality, and the photo quality is fine for my needs. Just write down your contacts addresses somewhere else so you don’t lose them.

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  53. Sandra

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small in size-easy to use

    I had to put my Samsung J3 to rest as it worked off 3G. I’m not a fan of cell phones and I loved my J3. My boyfriend’s last two Samsung phones were junk so I knew I wanted to try something new. I first searched by size. I like a small phone that fits in my coat pocket or side pocket on a purse. Then I searched by price. I’m cheep and I’m not spending $1000 on a phone. I don’t need a lot of bells & whistles. I’m not a heavy phone user. Talk & text that’s it.The pixel 4a got me on the size. Really didn’t want to spend $300ish but I wanted an unlocked phone. After researching I decided to give it a try. I love it! It was easy to set up with my carrier. I’ve learned I really like to just swipe to go back and forth or clear open tabs. Although you do have the choice of having the back, open, clear at the bottom of the screen if you like. This phone is capable of way more than what I need, but it is easy to use.I think the battery life is good, but I don’t live on my phone so I can’t say for sure if you are a heavy data user.

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  54. Mick Eskett

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Minimalist Champion

    An important smartphone release at a time when there seems to be a real shift away from flagship devices and a move toward mid range value propositions. And with the global economic challanges ahead, the release of the Pixel 4a could be a watershed moment.The form factor is ideal for me. Whilst I understand the benefits of larger screens, the tradeoffs are too big IMO. The 4a is just so easy to handle and carry and it is so light!The pure Android is a plus. I have had bloatware on my previous two devices (Huawei) so it is a welcome change. The option to ‘pause’ apps is great too.Battery is good. Easily a full day. I now have battery saver mode set to auto-enable at 75% and can get 1.5 days of moderate usage.I have not had a chance to use the camera much at all but can say that the colours are an improvement over my Huawei P30 and so is the video stabilization. The P30 has an excellent camera with some advantages over the 4a but I like the results from the 4a more.As an aside, the P30 was a form favourite of mine, the best smartphone I had owned. Ticked a lot of boxes including its compact for factor. It edges the 4a on performance (the 4a does suffer from occasional lags and stutters) and has a few extra features like face unlock and onscreen fingerprint reader. But the 4a has nudged in front of the P30, albeit only slightly.Anyway, I am sold on the 4a. It delivers in spades. I don’t need wireless charging nor do I drop my phones in water. I don’t need a 90+hz display (the 4a’s OLED display is excellent BTW) nor do I need facial recognition. I like having the option of a headphone jack though and I like having extra money to spend on other things in life.I have purchased the Spigen Rugged Armour case which provides excellent protection.

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  55. Felipe M.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelente por el precio. Contento con la compra

    Luego de probar el teléfono una semana, mis conclusiones más relevantes (y por las cuales recomiendo este teléfono), son las siguientes:- Cámara 9/10. Sólo le falta versatilidad, en calidad visual y detalle de lo MEJOR que hay en el mercado. En video es bueno, pero se podría haber mejorado un poco más (apple sigue siendo superior en esto).- Tamaño 10/10. Muy ergonómico para el día a día, fácilmente se puede ocupar con una sola mano, liviano.- Software 8.5/10. Android de Google va muy fluido en este dispositivo, a pesar de que el chip 730G es inferior a otros (765G). Puntos positivos, los 3 años de actualizaciones, Google assistant y que no tiene app’s basura como MIUI y Samsung. Sin embargo android 11 hay que mejorarlo un poco más, lo cuál es entendible ya que se ha actualizado recientemente.- Batería 7/10. Para mi uno de los puntos más “flojos”. Google hizo una buena optimización con el consumo de la batería y se debe destacar, fácilmente se puede llegar a un día de uso (en cuarentena he ocupado bastante el consumo multimedia, YT, instagram). Sin embargo, no sé cómo se comportará en un año más, razón por la cuál hubiera agradecido tener una batería de al menos 3400 mA o más.- Diseño y Construcción 7/10. Destacar que el teléfono en mano se ve mucho mejor que en fotos, o entrega una sensación un poco más premium de lo que realmente esperaba. El acabado en plástico me da cierta sensación de fragilidad si el teléfono se llegara a caer y temo por la pantalla (espero estar equivocado). Por último, visualmente se debe mejorar, sigue siendo un teléfono poco atractivo para la mayoría de usuarios. Creo que si Google mejorara sus diseños, podrían atraer a muchos más consumidores.-Precio 10/10. A pesar del costo de envío e importación, sigue siendo mejor alternativa que los modelos que se venden en mi país (Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, etc.) por el mismo precio.

  56. Mathias

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    As described,good product

    fast to ship

  57. CrispyChip

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great midrange phone

    I’m glad to have a pure Android experience again with no carrier bloatware and no stupid system modifications from manufacturers like OnePlus. (They are the worst manufacturer in terms of needlessly killing background apps).The camera is fantastic! It’s half because of the software and half because of the large pixels in the sensor. It’s great in low light. The Night Sight mode is so much fun! On a tripod or some other stable surface, astrophotography mode will engage in Night Sight mode that allows for amazing star photos. The real-time HDR adjustment and preview is really nice. Basically, you tap on some portion of the photo to choose what you want the primary exposure to lock onto (like the bright part of a sunset) then a slider appears that lets you control the fill light. It’s wonderful!It got the Android 11 update immediately after I bought it, so that’s cool. Lots of nice little updates in that.The default gesture navigation doesn’t work well with 3rd party launchers. (I use Nova Launcher). When I swipe up to go to the home screen, I can’t tap any icons for 1 second. They don’t respond. It’s weird. But with the old school 3-button nav it works fine. Swiping up from the bottom also appears to choose the 3rd party launcher and if it were an app, then it reopens it. That might be part of that problem. Neither of these things happen with the default launcher, but that launcher wastes so much space on the clock and the search bar, so I don’t like it.The CPU/GPU is plenty fast for me. I don’t play much mobile gaming. Just some board games sometimes. The AI in Waterdeep takes it’s turns quite a bit faster than on my old OnePlus 3T, so that’s nice.Headphone jack and fingerprint reader are a huge plus for me.You get a lot of phone for the price!

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  58. F. Mifflin

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy and value when upgrading from Pixel XL and I think when just wanting a great phone.

    I have the original Pixel XL and almost upgraded to the 3a XL last year, but the reviews didn’t convince me it was worth it. I just kept using my phone until I found what I thought would be a nice upgrade. The 4a is the right phone for me at the right time. The cost was so tempting given the specs, I didn’t blink. I got it from Amazon only 3 days after official release. I love it. Nothing about it feels inferior to the Pixel XL. I was able to connect a USB-C cable and transfer my files and settings in about 20 minutes. I also connected to my main Win 10 machine and updated my music on the new phone and everything went without a hitch. I found this upgrade process so much easier and smoother than when I upgraded the two family I-phones (6+ and 7+ to 11) Christmas 2019. Once I set everything up I checked performance and found the new 4a very snappy. My use is mostly web browsing, email. news, a bit of shopping and Facebook. Nothing challenging, so I loaded up YouTube TV and watched it in small and full screen while I transferred some of the music files. I saw no slow downs in playback or the transfer. From my limited testing around the home office, the camera is pretty nice. The speakers are about on par with the original Pixel and about what I expected. The speakers sound fine. With a headphone jack and Bluetooth 5.0, better sound is simple enough to remedy. I know this isn’t in depth or a long term review, but in the 24 hours I have had this phone its been great. I have gotten good battery life too. Thanks Google for a great phone and Amazon for getting it to me.

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  59. Aletheia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great, Great Phone!

    I have small hands. Most of the phones out there are big now. And I am looking for a small phone that is not premium or flagship priced. And Pixel 4a meets that need. Since there are already excellent reviews in YouTube and Amazon, I will just add my personal experience with the phone. Pixel 4a fits nicely in my hand now. I can use the phone with one hand without fumbling it. My previous phone Moto G7 while great still was a little big for my hands. I do not support iPhone ecosystem, so I was looking for Android. My wife’s phone Pixel 3a was great in my hands so I thought I would check out Pixel 4a and it has bigger screen yet smaller than 3a! So I grabbed it and using it for a month, I am really satisfied. Size and weight are perfect and the performance is more than I need (I am not a gamer, so I don’t need a powerful processor). The screen is OLED and is clearly better than IPS LCD screens. The colors are just more rich and pop out than IPS LCD. Battery lasts more than 1 full day (my average screen time is between 3 – 4 hours). And the camera! Wow… It is really good. I’ve heard it was good, but actually seeing it – I was really impressed. The ONLY thing I wish Pixel 4a had was: Water and dust proof feature (IP 68). But for $350, this phone is amazing. And you also get 3 year software update guarantee. So if you are not looking for a premium phone, but something small yet powerful and takes great pictures, then Pixel 4a is an excellent choice! Highly recommended!

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  60. sammy mammy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    pony up the extra 100 from the 200 midrangers!!

    As someone who has always only been on the snapdragon 600 line series (I’m extremely cheap and poor both ok!) due to the below 200 price point, this phone is an absolute godsend. I had no idea how much of a different 6gb ram and a 730g could make over moto power g (2020) specs. Had initially bought a renewed one and had to return it due to a sim tray missing (how’d amazon refurbished miss this!!), a warm screen and phone getting hot. tbh, i realized the screen wasn’t a defect and just how google intended 🙁 Was actually plannign to return this too but recently I’ve been returning too many items partially due to losing my savings and miscell reasons here and there. I didn’t realize the return policy wasn’t intended to be used for try and buy purposes so I am scared of being flagged for too much activity so I’ll have to jsut use this 🙁 .Anyways! on to the phone! Like i said, I’ve only just started using it despite holding it for a week cus i was scared of it getting damage or antyhing. I’m starting to get used to the warm display (samsung, OP and moto users bewarned!) and THANK GOD the phone heating up was a renewed phone issue. phone is snappy as well and while i have a few issues with android 11, thy’re nothing to do with the phonne’s hardware.Again. SNAP OUT OF THE SNAPDRAGON 600 CYCLE. ya’ll have no idea wha atyou beeing missing out on

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